Snarleyow is a poem by Rudyard Kipling, published late 1890. The title character was a horse that was part of a team pulling a gun. The poem is one of many Kipling wrote depicting the life of soldiers in the British army. It appears that this one is based on an incident in the life of Staff Sergeant Nathaniel W. Bancroft, of the old Bengal Horse Artillery and later the Royal Horse Artillery.
- Snarleyow notes by Roger Ayers - http://www.kipling.org.uk/rg_snarleyow1.htm