Category Archives: Military Equitation

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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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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Polish Lance Drill

Here’s an interesting video demonstrating a Polish Cavalry Lance Drill (Lt. Robert Woronowicz. Krakus’ uniform)  that was posted our International Cavalry Association FaceBook page. Teaching a horse to tolerate firearms, sabres and tent pegging lances can be a fairly interesting … Continue reading

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International Cavalry Association website.

I am proud as an officer of the International Cavalry Association to announce the brand-new International Cavalry Association’s website! For more information, visit the ICA website @ www.internationalcavalry.org

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New United States Tent Pegging Federation Website.

Tent Pegging is coming back in the US! For more information, visit the United States Tent Pegging Federation website @ United States Tent Pegging Federation

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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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Passage, Piaffe and Spanish Trot

Here’s some interesting footage from what appears to be an instructional film from the French Cavalry School at Saumur. The subject matter is the Passage, Piaffe, transition from the Passage to the Piaffe, and the Spanish Trot. There is some … Continue reading

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Real Cross Country Riding – Cavalry Horseback Riding Training: “Modern Centaurs” circa 1920 (Educational Films Corporation)

Here’s some good footage of Italian Cavalrymen from the 1920′s using Caprilli’s “Natural System” of forward riding in the military context. Now, this is some serious cross country riding. The really intimidating obstacle is the “Ditch and Bank” jump at … Continue reading

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