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Pauls Bods Supporting Member of TMP24 Dec 2017 3:18 a.m. PST

Donīt know if this has been posted before. It appears unfinished as some of the horses are missing riders but still very impressive


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14Bore24 Dec 2017 3:58 a.m. PST

That is awesome, horses its my understanding being heard animals will continue on without riders on their own accord.

21eRegt24 Dec 2017 7:59 a.m. PST

Agreed, there were a lot of riderless horses that day which simply followed their stablemates. Edit: Okay, looking closer there are a LOT of riderless horses. You may be right about the unfinished.

Big Martin Back24 Dec 2017 8:22 a.m. PST

Where did you hear about the horses?

14Bore24 Dec 2017 8:27 a.m. PST

Lots of cavalry engagement write ups will mention riderless horses get grabbed, and some book I have tells of British household horses out to pasture with no human involvement would line up and charge, return and do it again.

Stephen Miller24 Dec 2017 10:51 a.m. PST

How many horses and riders in this?

Garryowen Supporting Member of TMP24 Dec 2017 11:22 a.m. PST

Comanche, Captain Keogh's surviving horse from the LIttle Big Horn fight, was ultimately retired and allowed to roam about the post, generally at will.

When I Company would do mounted drill, he would go back to his position (now by the new C.O.) and follow all the bugle calls going through the drills correctly with no rider to guide him.


Dr Jeckyll26 Dec 2017 2:25 a.m. PST

My grandfather told me a story many times from the Spanish civil war of how it was to be attacked by cavalry. His battalion (he was an officer in the Republican army), was charged by Maroccoan cavalry. Those horses that were releaved of their riders were charging along with the rest of the squadrons, until only the remaining horses would approach their lines (riderless all of them mind you). This is how he aqquired a beautiful arabian horse for himself, that he kept and rode himself for more than a year until being wounded himself at the battle of Teruel.

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