Army conducts 1000 mile Thar Centaur Horseback ExpeditionMarch 26th, 2009 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 26 (ANI): The Indian Army’s Armoured Corps has completed ‘Thar Centaurs’, a 1,000 mile expedition on horseback as an part of adventure activity between January 29, and March 25, 2009.
The expedition of 12 riders was led by Lt. Colonel P. S. Grewal and included travel on horseback through harshest of terrain. It tested the skill and endurance of both rider and horse.
It included a daily ride of ten to twelve hours covering an average 60-70 kilometres everyday. A veterinary team monitored the performance and health of the horses on a daily basis.
The aim of the expedition was to foster a spirit of adventure amongst army men.
Both horses and riders stoically withstood the strain of the expedition and completed it successfully.
The expedition ended at Jaipur. (ANI)
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