The horses of the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment are a vital part of the royal team used for state occassions, and as such it's vital they're fighting fit, as Captain Richard Chambers explains.
From checking the teeth of an imposing cavalry black, to clambering up stepladders to take the vital statistics of a majestic drum horse, Blue Cross grooms give horses an annual health check on horses at the heart of cultural and military heritage in Britain.
The Blue Cross charity is trying to trace the owners of a Saluki purebreed dog which was found badly injured in a street in Wimbledon on Sunday. It is believed the dog may have been hit by a car. He is currently being treated at the charity's animal hospital in Victoria.
Nigel Smith, surgeon at the animal hospital, said: “He is still very shaken and disorientated, but despite his ordeal he has remained friendly and placid. We will operate on him to fix a complicated fracture to his front leg, and hope that over time he’ll be able to resume a normal active life."