Category Archives: Military Equitation
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
Found this interesting video about Horse Artillery Training and Organization while researching a completely unrelated subject.
““D” Troop 15th Kings Light Dragoons (Hussars) are Australia’s largest cavalry re-enactment group. On Tuesday 8th January 2013 a wildfire went through the property where their kit was stored and it was all lost. Equipment, clothing and swords were all … Continue reading
Website Update – I’ve posted a 2nd edition (improved for readability and clarity) of my translation of Federico Caprilli’s “Per L’Equitazione Di Campagna” (For Cross Country Riding) which appeared in the January-February 1901 issue of Revista di Cavalleria: “Federico Caprilli … Continue reading
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.
The American Military Seat, circa 1850-1920: The American Military Seat, Circa 1850-1920: The State of American Military Equitation before the “Fort Riley Seat” By Dan Gilmore Revised, November 23, 2012 (Author’s note: This article was revised for clarity and relevance … Continue reading
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
“For me, that is the best experience in life – A horse, a sabre and the wind blowing in one’s face.”] I think that about says it all!
“One of the skills often ignored by modern riders in the forward system of riding is riding using only one hand on the reins. The original practical application of this particular technique is obviously military in origin with the goal … Continue reading