April 12, 1916 saw the 48th Battery in a leafless High Park, engaged in riding drill. John Boyd took photographs:
Impossible to tell if Percy’s face is under one of those caps.
In his captions, Boyd comments on the drill: “Riding exercises cover not only proficient horsemanship, but the ability to select a route that renders the body inconspicuous. The men are shewn how a detour thro’ a valley is invariably preferable to a short cut over the hills.
“The photos shewn [left and below] illustrate how it should…
…and should not be done.”
The images and the descriptions are from John Boyd’s First World War Photographs, City of Toronto Archives. Emphasis added.