An ancient ruling was tested out at the Naval Base when Lieutenant Gary Smith arrived at Drake Main Gate on a horse. In 1837 a regulation was passed that allowed senior ranks and officers to take their horses into the HQ to free up the then military horses who were being used to pull cannons and transport munitions and supplies. Lieutenant Smith arrived on Zabor a 17 hh FEI registered Russian Warmblood. Zabor lives at the RNRM Riding Stables based at Bickleigh Barracks and they were met by the Base Executive Officer, Commander Jeremy Churcher. The Stables are a registered charity Saddle Club for military personnel and their families. Members of the public are also very welcome.