Category Archives: Military Equitation

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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Caprilli’s Forward System of Equitation in Action – How the Forward Seat was Originally Ridden.

One of the interesting questions that I get asked from time to time is how was Caprilli’s original system of forward riding different than ‘modern’ forward riding? Being both a horseman and a historian, there are two ways to answer … Continue reading

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“How the Andalusians Dance” – Classical Riding from Spain

The riding in this video is absolutely sublime! Similar to the Spanish Riding School in Vienna, but a little less restrained. Doma vaquera: Field Dressage with the Garrocha (lance) and cane (sword under military conditions). All riding is done with … 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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Tent Pegging – A sport American Riders should seriously look into.

Tent Pegging was once a popular equestrian sport in the United States, but has largely become obscure. This is a shame. It requires confidence in the horse on the part of the rider and confidence in the rider on the … Continue reading

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