Tag Archives: Military Equitation

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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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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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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Jumping Obstacles, Italian Cavalry Style

I found this interesting video footed from the Luce Archives in Italy. This is how you jump obstacles in the field, in the Caprilli ‘Natural System’. Hell bent for leather. Not many people today have the guts to let their … Continue reading

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Per L’Equitatzione Di Campagna (For Riding in the Field)

Website Update – I’ve posted a 2nd edition (improved for readability and clarity) of my translation of Federico Caprilli’s “Per L’Equitazione Di Campagna” (For Cross Country Riding) which appeared in the January-February 1901 issue of Revista di Cavalleria: “Federico Caprilli … 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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