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by Ron Smith
Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:23 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: RIP Col. Ed Ramsey
Replies: 10
Views: 1435

Re: RIP Col. Ed Ramsey

Great Info, thanks....
by Ron Smith
Sun Mar 10, 2013 5:52 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Civil War cavalry lance
Replies: 23
Views: 2631

Re: Civil War cavalry lance

Thanks for posting the pics Philip. I appreciate your time and energy.
by Ron Smith
Sun Mar 10, 2013 8:12 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Light Horseman seat
Replies: 60
Views: 5120

Re: Light Horseman seat

I must have missed this thread in 2009, so I enjoyed reading it now. Note that all of the riders are using a very long leg. I believe that with a saddle having a deep seat, they braced their leg forward, then leaned the upper body forward, to be secure. Modern event riders do this over certain type...
by Ron Smith
Sat Mar 09, 2013 8:20 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: RIP Col. Ed Ramsey
Replies: 10
Views: 1435

Re: RIP Col. Ed Ramsey

I had the honor of having a drink with COL Ramsey at Ft Sill and a lively discussion on horsemanship.
He was a great man, true warrior, and a patriot.
RIP sir....
by Ron Smith
Wed Mar 06, 2013 6:28 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Civil War cavalry lance
Replies: 23
Views: 2631

Re: Civil War cavalry lance

Apparently only the pictured model lance used bamboo: "Unlike preceeding and the later 1898 lance pattern, this version used a strong male (??) bamboo shaft" Still holds true today, the British Lance is made of "male" bamboo, with a tri bladed tip and smooth foot. From what I know of them it was a ...
by Ron Smith
Mon Mar 04, 2013 10:30 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Civil War cavalry lance
Replies: 23
Views: 2631

Re: Civil War cavalry lance

Apparently only the pictured model lance used bamboo: "Unlike preceeding and the later 1898 lance pattern, this version used a strong male (??) bamboo shaft" Still holds true today, the British Lance is made of "male" bamboo, with a tri bladed tip and smooth foot. From what I know of them it was a ...
by Ron Smith
Mon Mar 04, 2013 6:36 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Civil War cavalry lance
Replies: 23
Views: 2631

Re: Civil War cavalry lance

Philip,
Was the Lance used by US forces the same as the British Pattern of the period? Were any material specifications noted?
by Ron Smith
Fri Dec 21, 2012 12:14 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: MERRY CHRISTMAS
Replies: 174
Views: 8657

Merry Christmas

To all the SMH members and followers:

Merry Christmas from the Texas/Mexican Border................
by Ron Smith
Fri Dec 07, 2012 9:14 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Ebay Saddle tree??
Replies: 1
Views: 435

Ebay Saddle tree??

Can anyone identify this tree??

Ebay Item #
200857219819
by Ron Smith
Fri Nov 23, 2012 11:51 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Stable Management
Replies: 1
Views: 416

Stable Management

Can anyone provide me the designation for the latest Army Field Manual for Stable Management?
by Ron Smith
Wed May 30, 2012 1:27 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: service horses in the news
Replies: 4
Views: 884

Re: service horses in the news

Out of curiosity I e-mailed the RCMP with my query about the saddles and they confirmed that the contingent used Household Cavalry horses and tack to mount the guard. Larry It is rare that "out of country" mounts are brought inside the grounds of Buckingham Palace. Nor would the RCMP forgo the cost...
by Ron Smith
Thu May 24, 2012 10:17 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: German influence of American Military Seat
Replies: 18
Views: 3143

Re: German influence of American Military Seat

The US Army "required Field grade officers" to attend Saumur as part of their training, this was post WWI pre WWII. There was interaction with the Russian chool post WWI but from what I remember it was limited and not on a formal basis as approved by the Mounted Services School. Second to Saumur wer...
by Ron Smith
Sun May 06, 2012 7:57 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Tent Pegging In Rhodesia
Replies: 4
Views: 849

Re: Tent Pegging In Rhodesia

roy elderkin wrote:Tent pegging can be fun, at any time anywhere.

Absolutely!!!
by Ron Smith
Wed Feb 29, 2012 2:19 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Caparisoned Horse tack
Replies: 1
Views: 524

Caparisoned Horse tack

Question,
In viewing some pics of a Caparisoned horse tack set up on the near side rear of the saddle I am seeing a small pouch which resembles a cap/cartridge poich.

I don't think it is that item but just resembles one. In all the details I ever did I never had this, what is iy and why?
by Ron Smith
Fri Feb 17, 2012 7:47 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Passing of John H. Fritz
Replies: 1
Views: 402

Re: Passing of John H. Fritz

I had no idea, I got to know him and am damn proud to say he was a friend, he was a true gentlemen and consumate horseman. He was instrumental in the foundation of civilian horsemanship programs all across the US.
by Ron Smith
Fri Dec 09, 2011 6:40 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Challenge Coins
Replies: 13
Views: 1359

Re: Challenge Coins

Alex it is deep rooted tradition with many a dram bought and consumed over whos coin was what.........

Some of the Cav coins are quite unique.....
by Ron Smith
Wed Dec 07, 2011 10:27 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: New Site Feature
Replies: 5
Views: 681

Re: New Site Feature

I found and am using it now, thanks
by Ron Smith
Wed Dec 07, 2011 7:04 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Challenge Coins
Replies: 13
Views: 1359

Re: 1/112 CAV Challenge Coin

A fine item Ron - and well deserved I'm sure. Congratulations :clap: On a general note is there a specific purpose for these coins or are they mementos of service available to all members of a specific unit? I have seen numbers offered on eBay and wondered about them. Challenge Coins have been arou...
by Ron Smith
Tue Dec 06, 2011 1:34 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: New Site Feature
Replies: 5
Views: 681

Re: New Site Feature

Where is the access to downlaod it, ITunes?
by Ron Smith
Tue Dec 06, 2011 7:07 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Challenge Coins
Replies: 13
Views: 1359

Re: 1/112 CAV Challenge Coin

The 1/112 coins depicted here were limited to a degree, I think. These were the coins of the CO and CSM, I think there are std C Coins for the regiment w/o the rank insignias. It was my understanding that these were for the COC ceremony and reorg of the REG. But you can find Challenge Coins all over...

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