Sikh horsemen carried very little when in battle.
'In their excursions they carry no tents or baggage, except, perhaps, a small tent for the principal officer: the rest shelter themselves under blankets, which serve them also in the cold weather to wrap themselves in, and which, on a march, cover their saddles.'
- Colonel Polier
'A Sicque horseman is armed with a matchlock and sabre of excellent metal, and his horse is strong and well formed.'
'They move about constantly, armed to the teeth, and it is not an uncommon thing to see them riding about with a drawn sword in each hand, two more in their belt, a matchlock at their back, and three or four pair of quoits fastened round their turbans'
Many accounts record that Sikhs were very fond of muskets, and the way they used them has been commended by foreigners.