Monthly Archives: May 2012

Horses in World War 1 – Part 1, 2, 3, and 4 – How Horses Won World War One (The Real War Horse of World War One)

If the suffering and sacrifice of the horses and mules in World War One doesn’t break your heart and bring tears to your eyes, then you don’t love horses and your aren’t human. On this Memorial Day, remember the horses … Continue reading

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RCMP become Queen’s ceremonial guards for a day

“Canadians were front and centre at London’s Buckingham Palace on Wednesday, as they were given the rare honour of guarding Queen Elizabeth II for the day. For 350 years, the Household Cavalry, Britain’s army regiment, has been the official “Life … Continue reading

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Cross Country Riding – The Purpose of Military Equitation

Here’s an interesting video from The United States Army Cavalry School concerning jumping and cross country riding: Jumping in the controlled environment of the riding ring is one thing, doing it in a cross country environment over uneven and varying … Continue reading

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Federal Court Forces Interior Department to Consider Scientific Evidence Regarding Wild Horse Management

“Washington, DC – May 10, 2012 – The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has rejected an attempt by the Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to withhold and ignore critical scientific evidence in its decision-making process … Continue reading

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Calling all Military Equitation Riders in Western North Carolina

If you’d like to participate in Skill at Arms and Military Equitation and you are located in the Spartanburg, SC/Tryon, NC areas, drop me a line and we’ll talk. And…

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Chinese Cavalry: A disappearing force with long history

Since I get a lot of interesting emails from China (and not oddly enough, from Chinese military personnel who are interested in horse cavalry related subjects) I thought I’d put this item up: Chinese Cavalry: A disappearing force with long … Continue reading

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