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Wed Oct 03, 2007 8:20 am

Great photos. Notice the unit markings on the surcingle and canteen cover.

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Wed Oct 03, 2007 8:37 am

Great pictures Pat from like you said, and unusual angle.
I have a question that may seem dumb. Why is the surcingle so far back?
Is that where the military wanted it?

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Wed Oct 03, 2007 11:42 am

<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by Harve Curry</i>
<br />Great pictures Pat from like you said, and unusual angle.
I have a question that may seem dumb. Why is the surcingle so far back?
Is that where the military wanted it?

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I noticed that too. Mine stays put right behind the stirrup hangers.

I think he is using a '28 mac, maybe it has something to do with that.

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<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by John Fitzgerald</i>
<br /><blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by Harve Curry</i>
<br />Great pictures Pat from like you said, and unusual angle.
I have a question that may seem dumb. Why is the surcingle so far back?
Is that where the military wanted it?

yours,
Bill Weddle
Black Range Mnts.of New Mexico
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I noticed that too. Mine stays put right behind the stirrup hangers.

I think he is using a '28 mac, maybe it has something to do with that.

John Fitzgerald
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No, it's an 04. This is a Runyon photo taken about the time of the Punitive Expedition, and I can see the quarterstraps.

As for the surcingle being so far back, good question. I have no idea why it's back there.

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Wed Oct 03, 2007 3:51 pm

Pat's right, it's an '04. It also looks like the surcingle is so far back because of the quarter safes. He might be running his surcingle over the safes, and this was the path of least resistance, so to speak.

These are two of my favorite Runyon photos.


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Wed Oct 03, 2007 4:08 pm

Another reason may be for comfort. The surcingle would probably be away from the legs.
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Wed Oct 03, 2007 4:39 pm

For myself I run the surcingle leather up front, over the saddle, and the cloth part to the horse. I don't feel the surcingle, the buckle is under the left fender. A breast collar keeps both cinch and surcingle from becoming a bucking strap.
How do you folks rig it?

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Wed Oct 03, 2007 4:53 pm

Yep Bill,
Im with you....that is a comfortable way to use it and keep everything together.

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Wed Oct 03, 2007 11:55 pm

You can just about read the stted's thoughts, can't you? "Great plan, fellas, hide behind me, then draw a buncha enemy fire. Really smart.Give any thought to hiding behind that truck over there? And you say I have a walnut-sized brain......"

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