The cavalry in Polish Army had long and everlasting traditions – since the middle ages those formations were the best and the most elite in the whole military. The memory of legendary accomplishments of the huzars and ulans were still vivid, especially after the independence in 1918. All that, combined with the need of fast, mobile units as cavalry or mechanized divisions, resulted in develompent of well-trained cavalry. Polish Army could not affort to develop and produce enough tanks and vehicles, so the expanding mounted formations were seen as a solution to the problem, even if only temporary.
In the elite units of cavalrymen, the best of the best were officers, not only with the outstanding military schooling, but also the best education avaliable. The level of military schools and academies was extremly high and cavalry officers were seen as the intelectual and military elite. As it turned out during the September 1939 it was not invalid thinking – Polish cavalryman proved their worth and patriotism. Using ambitious and unpredictible tactics those units surprised and circled German forces numeours times, inflicting heavy losses to the enemy. All that could not be achieved if not for the excellently trained and commited officers, who lead their men against the aggressors.