Tag Archives: Cross Country

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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Federico Caprilli – “Principles of Cross Country Riding”

I just finished my new translation of Federico Caprilli’s article “Per L’Equitazione Di Campagna” from the January/February 1901 issue of “Revista di Cavalleria”, the official journal of the Italian Cavalry Arm. Now it is in the final editing stage and … Continue reading

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