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Updated Article: How to Properly Fit a McClellan Saddle

I just updated my article on the proper fitting of a McClellan Saddle. The update includes covers the US Army McClellan Saddle (including the girthing procedure for the Whiting Conversion as per 1939) and the 1914 “Elxerimental” saddle (which is … Continue reading

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The Big Picture: The History of Cavalry (US Army Film)

“The purpose of cavalry in warfare is to give tone to what otherwise would be a vulgar brawl”. From an old US Army film: “The Big Picture: The History of Cavalry”.

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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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