Tethering chain : Light Horse units

Accession Number REL30045.002
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Heraldry
Physical description Steel
Maker Unknown
Date made Unknown
Conflict Period 1930-1939
Second World War, 1939-1945
Period 1920-1929
First World War, 1914-1918

Heavy gauge steel link tethering chain with T bar and two oval sections with a voided cross piece in the centre so that the chain can be adjusted to a suitable length.

History / Summary

In Australian light horse units, from the First World War until the beginning of the Second World War, tethering chains were worn attached to the jowl piece of the bridle, in place of the standard issue head rope, by horses who had a tendency to chew through, or untie, the rope.