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by hbtoday98
Thu Oct 03, 2013 12:11 am
Forum: Universal Pattern Forum
Topic: driving reins
Replies: 1
Views: 2317

driving reins

does any one have a set of driving reins as in the plates. I would like to see how they are buckled as they can be used in tandem and pairs ?in the wood cut the single rein is interesting as it is not buckled in the centre and appears to have adjusting holes. So did they use the single rein as the c...
by hbtoday98
Thu Jul 18, 2013 1:24 am
Forum: Reviews & Commentary
Topic: Ascot 2013
Replies: 12
Views: 5632

Re: Ascot 2013

peanut rollers!
by hbtoday98
Wed Oct 03, 2012 4:41 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: Postcard-Resting by the Wayside
Replies: 3
Views: 1501

Re: Postcard-Resting by the Wayside

Given that before the phone there was no other way mail the busiess just carried on in some countries in the 1980 we would meet the buses to get mailed parts and tooling sent care of depot.fax,couier and email have killed the mail and telegram.
by hbtoday98
Tue Sep 25, 2012 4:03 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: Forage Requirements for an Army in the field
Replies: 19
Views: 4069

Re: Forage Requirements for an Army in the field

the photos in the town library labeled war effort show a haystack two men a large box and waggon. The haystack is still in use today the hay/straw was a by product and was chuffed after the grain was in. Our family contracted with a steam engine in to the late 50's going from farm to farm staying in...
by hbtoday98
Mon Sep 24, 2012 3:25 am
Forum: Universal Pattern Forum
Topic: British Enlisted Pocket Knife
Replies: 44
Views: 32054

Re: British Enlisted Pocket Knife

KNIVES in use in the feild and one I have see photos. The can opener did not get invented until the twentys I think Napolean use canned food but it took sixty years for the can opener i think .why would grind the end of the spike yes you could pick the horse but make hole in your staps ,slice a rope...
by hbtoday98
Mon Sep 24, 2012 2:09 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: Forage Requirements for an Army in the field
Replies: 19
Views: 4069

Re: Forage Requirements for an Army in the field

I will try and link a photo from nzmr site for us today we should think about this question first no hay bailers, gains are all bagged. they have to loaded by hand from the padock to the horse in the feild that is one big job . http://www.nzmr.org/albums/broomfield/index.html http://www.nzmr.org/php...
by hbtoday98
Mon Sep 24, 2012 1:51 am
Forum: Universal Pattern Forum
Topic: Saddle ID
Replies: 3
Views: 3166

Re: Saddle ID

There is nothing odd about it, it is for putting a horse in the shafts used for horse ambulace ,limber like any gig saddle or heavy dray saddle .the tug loops run through that.
by hbtoday98
Mon Jul 16, 2012 4:20 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: German Horseshoes
Replies: 4
Views: 1914

Re: German Horseshoes

bumped
by hbtoday98
Mon Jul 09, 2012 4:30 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: fort sill
Replies: 1
Views: 1000

fort sill

by hbtoday98
Sat Jun 02, 2012 5:00 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: Carbine scabbard in use 1951
Replies: 16
Views: 5589

Re: Carbine scabbard in use 1951

that chain is over the ring of the bit poor horse
by hbtoday98
Thu May 17, 2012 1:22 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: Nail Pouch and Entrenching Tool Cover
Replies: 6
Views: 2338

Re: Nail Pouch and Entrenching Tool Cover

the weight of the handle would seem to be the only draw back, hammer for nailing, pick for a peg or digging ,shovel,even pull a nail
by hbtoday98
Sat May 05, 2012 2:23 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: WWII Participants
Replies: 22
Views: 4831

Re: WWII Participants

Regarding Turkey, I guess one of the natural questions here is why we would conceive of Turkey as a potential German ally? The answer to that seems to be because they were a German ally in World War One. But that raises the question of why they threw in with Germany in WWI. They signed a secret tre...
by hbtoday98
Fri May 04, 2012 4:39 am
Forum: Universal Pattern Forum
Topic: So, what are we looking at here? Saddle ID question
Replies: 6
Views: 3984

Re: So, what are we looking at here? Saddle ID question

I would call it" drivers up"they have a dee on the boards and no spoon.It was sold so I only got the top view cheers mal
by hbtoday98
Thu May 03, 2012 3:21 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: Fly spray
Replies: 10
Views: 3023

Re: Fly spray

I use 'Ripcord' I get from farm supply store I use it on horses I spray there covers and in the house its asynthetic pyrethroid insecticide made American Cyanamic company.
mal
by hbtoday98
Thu Apr 12, 2012 7:45 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: Dutch army horses
Replies: 9
Views: 2665

Re: Dutch army horses

a little clip that I took in Beest 2008.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDWj110c ... x0SSUIY%3D
by hbtoday98
Tue Apr 10, 2012 3:54 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: Dutch army horses
Replies: 9
Views: 2665

Re: Dutch army horses

It looks like a tailing plough one handle is on the ground and the other one is in the air. The wheels sit one on the unturned side the larger wheel runs in the cut. It is in transport as you see it the beam gets pined to the wheels in the field
cheers mal
by hbtoday98
Thu Mar 29, 2012 3:57 am
Forum: Universal Pattern Forum
Topic: Pack Saddle or Horse Harness
Replies: 1
Views: 2000

Re: Pack Saddle or Horse Harness

mountain gun pack saddle has a rod for lifting parts strapped along the side would this pad protect the horses hip??
by hbtoday98
Tue Mar 27, 2012 3:40 am
Forum: Universal Pattern Forum
Topic: NZ Stock Saddle
Replies: 0
Views: 1648

NZ Stock Saddle

The stock saddle base on the UP built in New Zealand by UK and NZ saddlers trained more to follow
by hbtoday98
Tue Mar 27, 2012 3:17 am
Forum: Universal Pattern Forum
Topic: IDENTIFING 1912 SWIVEL TREE SADDLE
Replies: 24
Views: 11634

Re: IDENTIFING 1912 SWIVEL TREE SADDLE

I have gp of this type and have worn it out pig skin seat and all