Same. I have friends who have been with HCav. They loved the Recce business apparently. Said it was a real eye opener for them in life. And having the ceremonial side also made the job special. Not really a help im sure, but thought id say it.
Dont know any arsse'rs who are current or ex Household Cavalry. But i know a few are in armored units including a recruiter i think. so they can possibly tell you what the operational side is like. As to ceremonial..........maybe even dudes from the foot guards could give an insight??