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Australian Light Horse Figurine

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Australian Light Horse Figurine

The Light Horse Limited Edition Figurine. This cold cast bronze figurine proudly remembers the Australian Light Horse and the place of these men and horses in our national heritage. The figurine is approximately 310mm high and features a glass vial of authentic Gallipoli sand set into the base and the production is limited to 5000 units.

During the Great War some 32,000 men and 40,000 horses served with the Australian Light Horse. But these men and horses were not a conventional cavalry. The light horse were mounted infantry who could use their mounts to quickly cover great distances to reach and, when need be, withdraw from the enemy. In the fight they would dismount and fight on foot. Formed in sections of four riders, one man - the 'Led Rider' - would take the section's horses to safety while the others joined the fight.

The light horse served mainly with the Mediterranean and Egyptian Expeditionary Forces, fighting the Ottoman Empire at Gallipoli and in the Sinai, Palestine and Syria. Two regiments - the 4th and the 13th - sent men to the Western Front. By war's end the AIF had raised 15 regiments of light horse for service overseas.

The light horse were well suited to the vast deserts of the Middle East. The troopers' preferred mount - the Australian Waler - was a strong horse specifically bred for Australia's harsh climate and able to carry the hefty load required for operations far from base.

A great sadness for many light horsemen at the end of the Great War was leaving their faithful mounts behind. The Australian Government deemed the risk of disease and cost of transport too great and instead sold the horses into service with the British and Indian Armies. Those horses too old, injured or too ill, were humanely put down.

Product Details:

Dimensions: 310mm Height

Shipping & Delivery

Yes! We offer FREE standard shipping for all items under 1 kg!

It’s important to note that due to ordering from some specific suppliers, our delivery times may vary slightly between products. Since we don’t hold stock ourselves, we do rely on third parties. Occasionally they make mistakes meaning a product we thought was in stock may have just run out — in which case we’ll let you know just as soon as we can and explain your options.
Also, the delivery times are our best estimates only. Many things can delay your order, including freight delays, bad weather, customer location and the local post/courier service. If we do know there is a delay, we’ll email you as soon as we can with the updated delivery time.

Orders that ship to an address other than your billing address will be subject to further verification and may not ship same day.

So while we do our best to make sure your order arrives in full and on time, if you absolutely need something guaranteed to arrive on time, like your partner’s wedding anniversary gift, then we recommend you allow yourself enough time before placing an order.

We reserve the right to amend or add to these Terms & Conditions.

OK, we get it. You've got a lot of choice when it comes to retailers online. Here's why we think you should shop with us at The Best Handy Crafts.

  1. Your 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed. We handpick our products for quality, we know you'll love them. But if there is ever something wrong, we'll replace it.
  2. Great Service. We pride ourselves on the best service, anywhere.
  3. Best prices online guaranteed.
  4. Manufacturer Direct means the best selection of handicrafts anywhere.

    In fact, you are our highest priority hence take no chances with the quality of our products. If at all you are not satisfied with your product, we encourage you to contact us and our customer service team will try their very best to resolve any issues. 

    We take pride in our products and offer a 14 day returns policy on all defective or damaged items purchased from our store. Buyers will be responsible for the shipping costs for all returns.

    Australian Light Horse Figurine

    The Light Horse Limited Edition Figurine. This cold cast bronze figurine proudly remembers the Australian Light Horse and the place of these men and horses in our national heritage. The figurine is approximately 310mm high and features a glass vial of authentic Gallipoli sand set into the base and the production is limited to 5000 units.

    During the Great War some 32,000 men and 40,000 horses served with the Australian Light Horse. But these men and horses were not a conventional cavalry. The light horse were mounted infantry who could use their mounts to quickly cover great distances to reach and, when need be, withdraw from the enemy. In the fight they would dismount and fight on foot. Formed in sections of four riders, one man - the 'Led Rider' - would take the section's horses to safety while the others joined the fight.

    The light horse served mainly with the Mediterranean and Egyptian Expeditionary Forces, fighting the Ottoman Empire at Gallipoli and in the Sinai, Palestine and Syria. Two regiments - the 4th and the 13th - sent men to the Western Front. By war's end the AIF had raised 15 regiments of light horse for service overseas.

    The light horse were well suited to the vast deserts of the Middle East. The troopers' preferred mount - the Australian Waler - was a strong horse specifically bred for Australia's harsh climate and able to carry the hefty load required for operations far from base.

    A great sadness for many light horsemen at the end of the Great War was leaving their faithful mounts behind. The Australian Government deemed the risk of disease and cost of transport too great and instead sold the horses into service with the British and Indian Armies. Those horses too old, injured or too ill, were humanely put down.

    Product Details:

    Dimensions: 310mm Height

    Shipping & Delivery

    Yes! We offer FREE standard shipping for all items under 1 kg!

    It’s important to note that due to ordering from some specific suppliers, our delivery times may vary slightly between products. Since we don’t hold stock ourselves, we do rely on third parties. Occasionally they make mistakes meaning a product we thought was in stock may have just run out — in which case we’ll let you know just as soon as we can and explain your options.
    Also, the delivery times are our best estimates only. Many things can delay your order, including freight delays, bad weather, customer location and the local post/courier service. If we do know there is a delay, we’ll email you as soon as we can with the updated delivery time.

    Orders that ship to an address other than your billing address will be subject to further verification and may not ship same day.

    So while we do our best to make sure your order arrives in full and on time, if you absolutely need something guaranteed to arrive on time, like your partner’s wedding anniversary gift, then we recommend you allow yourself enough time before placing an order.

    We reserve the right to amend or add to these Terms & Conditions.

    OK, we get it. You've got a lot of choice when it comes to retailers online. Here's why we think you should shop with us at The Best Handy Crafts.

    1. Your 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed. We handpick our products for quality, we know you'll love them. But if there is ever something wrong, we'll replace it.
    2. Great Service. We pride ourselves on the best service, anywhere.
    3. Best prices online guaranteed.
    4. Manufacturer Direct means the best selection of handicrafts anywhere.

      In fact, you are our highest priority hence take no chances with the quality of our products. If at all you are not satisfied with your product, we encourage you to contact us and our customer service team will try their very best to resolve any issues. 

      We take pride in our products and offer a 14 day returns policy on all defective or damaged items purchased from our store. Buyers will be responsible for the shipping costs for all returns.


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