Category Archives: Bits and Pieces

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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The True Horseman

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

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“Galoppmarsch aus der Operette Leichte Kavallerie”

Everyone has heard the piece of music “The Charge of The Light Brigade” by Franz von SuppĂ©. 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

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Stupidity I have seen recently concerning horse safety

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

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US Army Horse Artillery

Found this interesting video about Horse Artillery Training and Organization while researching a completely unrelated subject.

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Equestrian Skill at Arms

I found this interesting instructional video for Equestrian Skill at Arms posted on our ICA (International Cavalry Association) Facebook page: SAA is a great sport for developing the general riding skills of both horse and rider.

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Bronze Statue to The Horse Soldiers to be Unveiled at Ground Zero Today

So you thought horse cavalry was a thing of the past? Soldier, in Bronze, Goes to Ground Zero By PATRICK MCGEEHAN “A statue memorializing soldiers who rode into battle in Afghanistan after 9/11 has been placed in front of the … Continue reading

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Strange Horse Related Story… Really.

Talk about having a riding lesson disrupted. It’s raining chicken! By Carol Vaughn, The (Salisbury, Md.) Daily Times 10:27AM EST October 10. 2012 – ASSAWOMAN, Va. — A teen’s horseback riding lesson ended abruptly after a foot-long hunk of raw … Continue reading

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The Mounted Band of His Majesty’s Life Guard Dragoons

Here’s an equestrian activity you don’t see much in the United States!

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