Household Cavalry. How much spit and polish Vs tanks? I have been told that you're in the mounted regiment for two years and then for the rest of your career you don't have to go back. During that time you will be doing stuff with tanks and will serve on operations. I remember seeing in a documentary a bloke spending days cleaning kit. Yesterday in the careers office I had mentioned that I can ride horses and the option was suggested to me. I said that I didn't want to spend hours cleaning kit and being harassed by tourists. I do think though that I may have been a bit too dismissive of the Household Cavalry. I like horses and I think tanks are cool. How much do you cycle between roles? How long in each?