Category Archives: Equestrian Sports

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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Measuring and Fitting Western Saddles

Here’s a link to an excellent guide for measuring and fitting Western saddles that was sent to me by Bill Healey (content writer for Horse.com). See: Measuring and Fitting Western Saddles (Horse.com). This guide is also very good for understanding … Continue reading

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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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Mounted Shooting

Here’s a great up and coming sport. Mounted shooting. Want bomb-proof horse? Train for this sport.

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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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