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James Osborne (1940-92)

Model of Burmese signed & dated 1987

Bronze, gilt | 113.5 x 150.0 x 36.0 cm (whole object) | RCIN 95076

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A cast bronze model of the horse 'Burmese' with a gilt-metal bridle and saddle, girth, standing on a cast rectangular bronze base. The horse is to scale one-third of life size.

The Queen has been presented with a number of horses bred and trained by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police – including a mare named Burmese, who was presented in 1969. Burmese carried The Queen to 18 Trooping the Colour ceremonies before retiring to Windsor in 1986.