Category Archives: Bits and Pieces

War Horses – WWI, British Field Artillery, 1918

I found this photograph of some British Field Artillery from WWI (Source: New York Times Midweek Pictorial, circa 1919). We are fast approaching the 100th anniversary of the beginning of The First World War, so, I thought I would start … Continue reading

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Bomb-Proof Horses

Talk about bomb-proof horses. Impressive riding. Impressive horses!

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October 25, 1854. The Charge of The Light Brigade!

On this date, October 25, 1854, the famous Charge of The Light Brigade occurred. Here’s to their heroism and to the glory of Cavalry everwhere! Half a league, half a league, Half a league onward, All in the valley of … Continue reading

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Szarża pod Krojantami 2012 – 1939 The Fate of Polish Cavalry at Krojanty

A great bit of film footage: “LKU Pomeranian Lancers (fictionalized story) http://www.mojebory.pl – A short film about the heroism of Polish soldiers” Including a speech of General Wladyslaw Anders, Polish War Cemetery at Monte Cassino in May 18, 1959 at … Continue reading

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18,000 miles at four miles per hour

“Seven years ago, former teacher Bernice Ende set out on a “long ride” to learn about America. She’s traversed 18,000 miles with her horses and dog…” – Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

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Save the Wild Mustangs – Stop Horse Slaughter – Complain to Obama and the Bureau of Land (Mis)Management

“This is a public service announcement directed to President Obama and Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell on the BLM and Issues with the survival of our Wild Horses and Burro’s” ——– From Palomino Sue on YouTube Speak up now!

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So, God Created The Horse

The is a great video: “So, God Created The Horse”.

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Traveller

A tribute to Robert E Lee’s Horse “Traveller”. “And now at last, Comes Traveller and his master. Look at them well. The horse is an iron-grey, sixteen hands high, Short back, deep chest, strong haunch, flat legs, small head, Delicate … Continue reading

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Jumping Obstacles, Italian Cavalry Style

I found this interesting video footed from the Luce Archives in Italy. This is how you jump obstacles in the field, in the Caprilli ‘Natural System’. Hell bent for leather. Not many people today have the guts to let their … Continue reading

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Cavalry History – “Last Man Standing Australian Boer War Anzac Light Horse Veteran”

An interesting bit of video I stumbled upon tonight. “Last Man Standing Australian Boer War Anzac Light Horse Veteran”

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