Yeoman grantees, which had initially been ear-marked to be scrapped, were required to possess 5-15 mares each. The majority of peasant grantees hailed from the districts of Gujrat, Sialkot and Gujranwala. Yeoman grantees were selected from families of local landed magnates, further bringing the allegiance of the rural gentry towards British rule. These Yeoman grantees would however prove to be unsatisfactory colonists, absentee landlords, and were unable to transfer their equine skills to the colony.
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