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    • Cadet from the Ryazan Guards Higher Airborne Command School during horse riding practice.
    • Cadets from the Ryazan Guards Higher Airborne Command School during horse riding practice.
    • Cadet from the Ryazan Guards Higher Airborne Command School during horse riding practice.
    • Cadets from the Ryazan Guards Higher Airborne Command School during horse riding practice.
    • Cadet from the Ryazan Guards Higher Airborne Command School during horse riding practice.
    • Cadets from the Ryazan Guards Higher Airborne Command School during horse riding practice.
    • Cadets from the Ryazan Guards Higher Airborne Command School during horse riding practice.
    • Cadet from the Ryazan Guards Higher Airborne Command School during horse riding practice.
    • Cadets from the Ryazan Guards Higher Airborne Command School during horse riding practice.
    Cadet from the Ryazan Guards Higher Airborne Command School during horse riding practice.

    Cavalry might seem a little outdated in the 21st century, but yet there is a certain beauty, elegance, and charm in riding on horseback, especially if the rider is a lady in uniform.

    Cavalry has historically been an integral part of warfare and even in the present day, cavalry units are still around and quite often serve a ceremonial purpose. Besides this, riding a horse is said to be a great form of exercise.

    The Ryazan Guards Higher Airborne Command School also has horse riding in its curriculum, which is practised by both male and female cadets.

    Sputnik has compiled a photo gallery for you to have a peek at the equestrian exercises performed by the Ryazan school's fearless female cadets.

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