Author Archives: Dan Gilmore

Animals in World War I

Here’s an interesting video on the use of animals in World War I, horses in particular. Despite the armies of the UK and Germany being largely mechanised by this time, horses did the bulk of the work.

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The Irish Army equitation School – The Military Tradition

This is a particularly fetching video that shows that the military tradition of equitation is alive and well. Be sure to take a look at the Irish Army Equitation School website: Irish Army Equitation School. This is the way you … Continue reading

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Waler Horses

Oh, I would love to import a Waler to cross with my mustangs to produce the ultimate all-around horse!

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Camp Gallipoli – The Journey of the Anzac Flame

For those of you Down Under who are Cavalry fans and fans of the Waler Horse.

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Measuring and Fitting Western Saddles

Here’s a link to an excellent guide for measuring and fitting Western saddles that was sent to me by Bill Healey (content writer for Horse.com). See: Measuring and Fitting Western Saddles (Horse.com). This guide is also very good for understanding … Continue reading

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GilmoreHorsemanship.com Website Updates

I was perusing my website and doing a little updating when I discovered that there was an issue with the characterset I used on the page at “Federico Caprilli: Per L’ Equitatzione Di Campagna (For Riding in the Field)”. It … Continue reading

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Horse of Kings, Thief of Hearts, The Carthusian Horse

Eyes that did not blink when the arrow grazed his neck and caught the ancient meaning in a fleeting, burning glance. Ears that heard the cannon´s roar, the wispered words of love. Skin of shot silk that knew the summer´s … Continue reading

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The Equine Army (BBC World War I at Home Episode 10/11)

If you are interested in the cavalry experience of World War One, you have to watch this video.

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Tryon Sport Horse Resource – New Local Equestrian Website

For those of you in the Tryon, North Carolina area, there’s a great new website promoting everything equestrian. Be sure to visit http://www.tryonsporthorse.com – Tryon Sport Horse Resource and check it out.

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War Horse: The Real Story

Here’s an interesting short documentary about British Cavalry Horses in World War One I found on YouTube. “For centuries, Britain’s cavalry had been one of the staples of its military force. But with the dawn of World War I, a … Continue reading

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