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by TL Foster
Sat Nov 20, 2021 3:51 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Half Section Manager Fort Sill
Replies: 2
Views: 53

Re: Half Section Manager Fort Sill

Bummer. My riding days are over. (Riding required per announcement.) :cry:
Oh well. Onward through the fog.
Cheers
Tom
by TL Foster
Thu Nov 11, 2021 11:39 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Gen. Pershing & foxcatcher hunt team horseshow, 1921, 5/17/21
Replies: 5
Views: 411

Re: Gen. Pershing & foxcatcher hunt team horseshow, 1921, 5/17/21

This may be from Pershings time in Europe, as the Brits certainly saluted palm out, and from a second party, the French did also. The French was in association with Legion, and they still do it that way.
Cheers
Tom
by TL Foster
Tue Nov 09, 2021 1:29 pm
Forum: Artifacts & Objects & Wanted/Selling
Topic: UP Saddle for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 35

UP Saddle for sale

This was a consignment sale at a local tack shop, with no provenance, and was not in useable condition. I contacted Mike Goodell up in Ft Saint James, BC, and he agreed to give it "Do over". This is one the last saddles he worked on before he passed. I never did have a horse that this woul...
by TL Foster
Wed Aug 26, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 10
Views: 1139

Re: Introduction

The Fort Sill Half Section generally makes it to the Cavalry Competition put on by the US Cavalry Association every year at Fort Reno. Great team. After the demonstration, or sometimes before, they set up for school kids that are bussed in for the day, do a show and tell, to include firing a blank r...
by TL Foster
Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Reviews & Commentary
Topic: WITH CAVALRY IN 1915 THE BRITISH TROOPER IN THE TRENCH LINE Through the Second Battle of Ypres BY Frederick Coleman.
Replies: 1
Views: 485

Re: WITH CAVALRY IN 1915 THE BRITISH TROOPER IN THE TRENCH LINE Through the Second Battle of Ypres BY Frederick Colem

It's a great read Pat. :clap: Here's the prequel, From Mons to Ypres with French: A Personal Narrative https://books.google.com/books?id=FC9LAAAAMAAJ&pg=PP5&lpg=PP5&dq=From+Mons+to+Ypres+with+General+French&source=bl&ots=4vI-6kTLrV&sig=ACfU3U3usptrFjcyUc1Bxd6fwitbPj13iw&h...
by TL Foster
Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Reviews & Commentary
Topic: Military schools and courses of instruction in the science and art of war (Revised Edition)
Replies: 0
Views: 513

Military schools and courses of instruction in the science and art of war (Revised Edition)

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/44443/44443-h/44443-h.htm For those of us in lock down, or what ever fraction there of as a result of the Covid 19 pandemic, I submit the above. Written in 1872 by Henry Barnard, LLD, represents a detailed review of most if not all of the military schools of Europe and...
by TL Foster
Thu Sep 05, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Artifacts & Objects & Wanted/Selling
Topic: Cavalry Bits
Replies: 6
Views: 1138

Re: Cavalry Bits

The second set of rings on bit 3 are likely for a curb chain or strap that goes under the chin. It gives a mechanical advantage that results in greater effect of the port. When you say "whoa", the horse will say "yes sir!". The slots below the cheek slots are unknown to me, thoug...
by TL Foster
Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Correct late period McClellan field pack
Replies: 15
Views: 2130

Re: Correct late period McClellan field pack

Even better is that the 1931 manual uses only line drawings, so.... :think: When I get some time, I'll look at picket lines. That sounds like what you described. I also have the blue prints for cavalry equipment on DVD. :?: I'll look. Unless some one else has them and.... Could happen. :lol: Cheers ...
by TL Foster
Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Cavalry in WWI
Replies: 6
Views: 1165

Re: Cavalry in WWI

This is true, but on arrival the 6th and the rest of the regiments, were farmed primarily tasked with remount details, military police duties, converted to infantry or hauling artillery. The 2nd was later reconstituted as a squadron sized unit and saw extensive combat till the end of the war. Bielak...
by TL Foster
Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Correct late period McClellan field pack
Replies: 15
Views: 2130

Re: Correct late period McClellan field pack

In the 1931 manual page 310, the lariat is attached to the ring of the halter with the remainder secured around the horses neck with a knot similar to a "hang man's knot", plate 79. In the next paragraph, the lariat is described as attached to a cantle ring, then strapped to the top of the...
by TL Foster
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Cavalry in WWI
Replies: 6
Views: 1165

Re: Cavalry in WWI

A more detailed account of 2nd Cav's work in Europe can be found in Major Joseph I. Lambert's "One Hundred Years with the Second Cavalry", chapter Eleven.
Cheers
Tom
by TL Foster
Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Cavalry in WWI
Replies: 6
Views: 1165

Re: Cavalry in WWI

James A. Sawicki"s "Cavalry Regiments of the US Army" page 100. 2nd, 3rd, 6th, and 16th with only elements of the 2nd acting as cavalry.
Cheers
Tom
by TL Foster
Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Correct late period McClellan field pack
Replies: 15
Views: 2130

Re: Correct late period McClellan field pack

Excellent find! The similarities to this manual and the suggestions by Boniface to me are striking, especially the changes to carrying the rifle and saber. I just ordered a copy of the manual, so I can make comparisons between Boniface, the 1917 manual, and the 1931 manual. Now. Can someone explain ...
by TL Foster
Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Correct late period McClellan field pack
Replies: 15
Views: 2130

Re: Correct late period McClellan field pack

"Manual for Noncommissioned Officers and Privates of Cavalry of the Army of the United States. 1917. to Be Also Used by Engineer Companies (Mounted) for Cavalry Instruction and Training" available on amazon. I'd be cautious about the paper back as my copy was not complete. I can't find my ...
by TL Foster
Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Count Casimir Pulaski, Man or Woman
Replies: 0
Views: 648

Count Casimir Pulaski, Man or Woman

As biologist (cell , genetics) I found the ASU article fascinating. I'm looking for the actual paper for the DNA study, but is seems pretty conclusive that Pulaski was genetically a woman. To the layman it is confusing that a person would have exterior characteristics of one gender while the interio...
by TL Foster
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: German saddles for the Olympic team?
Replies: 1
Views: 637

Re: German saddles for the Olympic team?

Very interesting, as the equestrian part of the Olympics finished on the 16th in Berlin. Last minute shopping before returning to the states? My wife will be in Aachen this summer for the World cup competition. Shopping is definitely on her to do list. I'll bet you a doughnut that someone could go t...
by TL Foster
Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: British Cavalry crossing a stream, 17 September 1918 (The 100 Days Offensive)
Replies: 2
Views: 789

Re: British Cavalry crossing a stream, 17 September 1918 (The 100 Days Offensive)

Beautiful pictures! I found 181 most interesting in that it the first photo showing the use of canvas receiver covers on the SMLE rifle that I've seen. Also the majority had slung their rifles.
Cheers
Tom
by TL Foster
Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Finnish cavalry photos, 1939-1945
Replies: 4
Views: 1272

Re: Finnish cavalry photos, 1939-1945

Mikko,
I'm so glad I didn't stop at tarragon in the translator. Dragoon is so much better.
Cheers
Tom
by TL Foster
Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Finnish cavalry photos, 1939-1945
Replies: 4
Views: 1272

Re: Finnish cavalry photos, 1939-1945

I was very interested in the use of collars. The chain collar was different also. I don't recall ever seeing them in use before. The adage of "control the head, control the horse" seems a bit difficult to me, though if it works, it's not wrong I guess. That website is very interesting. Tha...
by TL Foster
Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:18 am
Forum: Reviews & Commentary
Topic: Horses in Submarines: a Transportation Nightmare
Replies: 0
Views: 1064

Horses in Submarines: a Transportation Nightmare

The Long Riders Guild (thelongridersguild.com/stories/submarines) strikes again. Others may be familiar with the tale, but here it is. Raul Colon Wrote a short article that was originally in Equestrian Magazine. It relates the efforts of the British transporting horses from England to Gallipoli in s...