The Carabineers are the elite companies from Cuirassier regiments, CR. 8 Pálffy and CR. 21 Trautmansdorff. After reading the section on remounts from Duffy’s The Army of Maria Theresa, I had decided to have the elite companies mounted on black horses. The remainder of both cuirassier regiments would have a variety dark browns, blacks and lighter shades as the best horses and black coated, would come from Holstein or northern Germany, procurement in large numbers would prove difficult.
They still make a nice contrast.