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ReallySameSeneffeAsBefore06 Feb 2021 12:18 p.m. PST

I came across this on Youtube while looking for something else- as is always the way. Just a troop, and not in battle of course, but the basics of the cavalry drill will be similar to 100 years before.

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JimDuncanUK06 Feb 2021 12:31 p.m. PST

You will notice some of the horses deciding their own paths.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP06 Feb 2021 12:36 p.m. PST

Nice! And of course horses are often too sensible to go where there dumb rider wants them to

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP06 Feb 2021 12:41 p.m. PST

That's where we get the "Look at the two asses on that horse!"

Personal logo SHaT1984 Supporting Member of TMP06 Feb 2021 1:06 p.m. PST

I think the formation change into column by the right and then reform inverse line shows how easily a trained unit could move and adapt. No wurries there about prissy left or right 'order'!

Old Glory Sponsoring Member of TMP06 Feb 2021 1:15 p.m. PST

All nice and organized until horse upon horse, along with rider start going down right in the front of other horses.

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Marulaz107 Feb 2021 2:35 a.m. PST

Very cool. It's a rare opportunity to actually see cavalry maneuvering. Thank you for that.


robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP07 Feb 2021 5:06 a.m. PST

Yep. They're going to go right through those stinking German infantry. If you don't believe me, just read F. N. Maude.

Cerdic07 Feb 2021 6:10 a.m. PST

1902? Probably be stinking French infantry they were planning to go through…

von Schwartz ver 207 Feb 2021 6:32 a.m. PST

Yeah, belonged to a cavalry re-enactment group way back when, practiced maneuvers on foot first and then tried them mounted…kin you say Cluster F..k?

rmaker07 Feb 2021 4:52 p.m. PST

If you ever get the chance, go see the RCMP Mounted Ride. The maneuverability of individual riders is amazing.

Gazzola08 Feb 2021 4:18 a.m. PST

Might just be a troop but you can imagine what it must have been like if you were the one being charged by them.

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