Author Archives: Dan Gilmore
Heres some interesting footage of the French Cavalry Stud Farm from the archives of Karl Hoeffkes (see: www.karlhoeffkes.de) Translation of the German text for this video: Karl Hoeffkes – equestrian stud farm of French Cavalry (M728) (Karl Hoeffkes – Reitgestüt … Continue reading
“This May WildHorseEducation.org has many challenges to gain protections for our wild horses and burros. Our legal actions are on an intense schedule. Our field work must take place in order to prepare for what is ahead. Our media teams … Continue reading
I’m not a big fan of TV commercials, but this one is absolutely beautiful. The True Horseman: They say a good rider can hear his horse speak to him, but a great rider can hear his horse whisper. The years … Continue reading
Everyone has heard the piece of music “The Charge of The Light Brigade” by Franz von Suppé. But have they ever heard the actual march (by the same composer from his operetta “Leichte Kavallerie”? This is a classic cavalry march … Continue reading
This turned up on facebook today and from all investigation is accurate and true! “Donovan “Van” Ketzler, at 89 years old, is possibly the oldest veteran of the U.S. cavalry still riding! “When he says, I’m finished riding, that’s when … Continue reading
Tentpegging was once a popular sport even here in the United States. But with the demise of mounted horse cavalry, the sport has gradually vanished here. Fortunately, tent pegging has been kept alive in countries where the British military tradition … Continue reading
This is just another illustration of why one should always wear a helmet while riding. Teenager kicked in the head by a horse after jumping (http://www.riders4helmets.com) I cannot over-emphasize the importance of riding with a helmet.
OK, I’m not one to mince words about stupid crap I’ve seen supposed horse “professionals” engage in. You know, the people who complain that everyone’s horse is dangerous because it spooked as a result of someone doing something to spook … Continue reading
Information – Equine Event Permit Horse owners can apply for interstate health permit (North Carolina)
This specifically applies to North Carolina Horses (check with your state’s Department of Agriculture for your specific requirements). “Horse owners who frequently travel out of state with their animals for horse shows and festivals can take advantage of a new … Continue reading
This was a link from a post that appeared on the Horsetopia message board. It’s a great take on spooking : “Spooking, a bad behavior or second nature” A very enlightening take on spooky horses.