Monthly Archives: October 2011

Back When Artillery Was Pulled By Horses

Back when field artillery was pulled by horses this was the song they sang in the US Army: The US Field Artillery March. Written by John Phillip Sousa, this Edison Diamond Disc Record was recorded sometime in April 1918 by … Continue reading

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Horses, Riding, Safety and Helmets

When I was a kid (back when dinosaurs roamed the earth) we never even thought or wearing a helmet when we were riding horses. Even if we did think about it, the helmets back them were little more than decorative … Continue reading

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The Military Seat – A Confusing Term

The ‘Military Seat’ is a rather nebulous term. I’ve run into a number of riding instructors who say they teach the ‘Military Seat’ and each one of these instructors have a different idea of what exactly a ‘Military Seat’ is. … Continue reading

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American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign

If you’re on Facebook and you support saving the Wild Mustangs, be sure to look into: American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign

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Masked avenger fights for wild horses

Here’s an interesting way someone is using to call attention to the BLM’s attempts to wipe out the Wild Mustang: Masked avenger fights for wild horses “Decked out in full Zorro duds — black hat, mask, the whole deal — … Continue reading

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British and US Cavalry Jumping Techniques in the 1910′s

Here’s some interesting footage of the method of jumping used by the British Cavalry. This film was taken at the Army equitation school, ear Leeds, Yorkshire sometime between 1910-1919 (British Pathé). This film illustrates the old British “Hunt” style of … Continue reading

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1898 Cavalry Film by Thomas Edison

Here’s an interesting film clip of historical interest.This film made by Edison Laboratories in 1898 show a cavalry drill in which the troopers lay their horses down and then get them up again – without leaving the saddle. The practical … Continue reading

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Fox Trotters: Understanding the Fox Trot, Gaits and Gaited Horses

I get a lot of questions about gaited horses, especially concerning Fox Trotters and the fox trot. As a result, I have added a short article about this very subject to the “Articles” page of my website. Here’s an excerpt: … Continue reading

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Notes on Horse Training – The Joy of a Well Trained Horse

So, here it was. A beautiful Sunday morning. Not too hot, not too cold. In fact, the weather was perfect for my daily ride on my curly Mustang ‘Baba’. I made my way out to the trails to give Baba … Continue reading

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More Bureau of Land (Mis)Management

More idiocy from the Bureau of Land Mis-Management: Feds Announce Plan to Remove Over 6,000 Wild Horses from Range over Next Five Months, Despite Agency’s Record Low Adoption Rate”. This is where your tax dollars go to – the extermination … Continue reading

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