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In pictures: Household Cavalry take their horses for a day at the seaside

Visitors to Holkham Beach got an improvement on donkey rides when a mounted regiment came to visit.

The Household Cavalry’s mounted regiment has abandoned their usual London parade group for a more tropical training.

Each year the regiment’s troopers and horses visit Norfolk where they swim in the sea off Holkham Beach, and race along the sands.

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The beach exercises are part of the annual regimental training (Joe Giddens/PA)
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The troops from the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment usually exercise in London (Joe Giddens/PA)
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It was time for a swim for the parade horses (Joe Giddens/PA)
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Crowds turned out to watch the horses put through their paces (Joe Giddens/PA)
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Including TV presenter Ben Fogle (Joe Giddens/PA)
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And some were tempted to paddle alongside (Joe Giddens/PA)
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While others were happier to meet on dry land (Joe Giddens/PA)
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It wasn't all fun, as one rider found to his cost... (Joe Giddens/PA)
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...when his horse unseated him into the water (Joe Giddens/PA)

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