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by Steve Haupt
Thu Nov 18, 2021 5:03 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Half Section Manager Fort Sill
Replies: 2
Views: 47

Half Section Manager Fort Sill

Greetings, It is not often that an opportunity like this comes along that I would like to share with like minded induvials. Here it is https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/622025700 I am going to present my credentials and look forward to the best being hired for this Grand Job. Cheers, Steve ...
by Steve Haupt
Wed May 05, 2021 10:03 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Government Mules (real equines, not the band)
Replies: 8
Views: 658

Re: Government Mules (real equines, not the band)

There is this on the West Coast as of a few years ago. https://www.fs.usda.gov/PackStockCOE A number of strings pictured here including from the Inyo National Forest. There is always an entry at the Bishop Mule Days. As well as from Yosemite National Park. https://www.flickr.com/photos/usfsregion5/a...
by Steve Haupt
Thu Feb 18, 2021 12:28 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: "The MP"
Replies: 4
Views: 633

Re: "The MP"

From Fran Jurga's Hoofblog.com

https://hoofcare.blogspot.com/2012/02/w ... n.html?m=1

She has other interesting posts from Australia efforts in WW1.

Cheers,
Steve Haupt
by Steve Haupt
Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Artifacts & Objects & Wanted/Selling
Topic: The M1883 to M1904 Campaign Hats
Replies: 66
Views: 27371

Re: The M1883 to M1904 Campaign Hats

Pat since you brought nutria up 11 years later... https://www.rollcall.com/2019/09/25/rep-harder-wants-to-fight-the-swamp-rats-outside-d-c/ What is a most entertaining read is the "Debate" on the House floor which can be found here https://www.congress.gov/congressional-record/2020/02/26/h...
by Steve Haupt
Sat Jul 18, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Mounted Coasties
Replies: 0
Views: 470

Mounted Coasties

From the Coast Guard Historians. https://coastguard.dodlive.mil/2012/08/mounted-beach-patrol-when-the-service-saddled-up/ Reenactors. https://www.dvidshub.net/news/238164/new-england-coast-guard-family-keeps-mounted-patrol-history-alive DOD information. https://media.defense.gov/2017/Jul/02/20017723...
by Steve Haupt
Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: For Lack of a Winter Horseshoe
Replies: 4
Views: 725

For Lack of a Winter Horseshoe

From Saul David a BBC Presenter going back to the aphorism " that an Army moves on its stomach".

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-16929522

Cheers,
Steve Haupt
by Steve Haupt
Sun Jun 14, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Military Installation Names (semi off topic).
Replies: 7
Views: 923

Re: Military Installation Names (semi off topic).

On California's Central Coast is Camp Roberts the only Army Installation not named for a General, but named for Corporal Harold W. Roberts. It is a 40,000 acre National Guard Training Base. He had enlisted and served as a Cavalryman in the Philippines before shipping to France and becoming a Tanker ...
by Steve Haupt
Mon May 04, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Jack London Horse Story (Off Topic)
Replies: 0
Views: 542

Jack London Horse Story (Off Topic)

"The most beautiful stories always start with wreckage." A favorite quote of Jack London https://americanliterature.com/author/jack-london/short-story/four-horses-and-a-sailor As I read and reread this story my mind flashes back to the few renegades, counterfeits and reprobates I have enjo...
by Steve Haupt
Sun Apr 19, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Rubber Tires
Replies: 7
Views: 1088

Re: Rubber Tires

An excellent website of the Whitbread Shires describes there activity from WW2.http://whitbreadshires.moonfruit.com/# The author I met at the stables in London in 1987 and struck me as a great horseman. https://www.facebook.com/colin.lavender.108/videos/1427004734129160/UzpfSTE1MTAxMzc1ODI3MDM3NjozN...
by Steve Haupt
Sun Apr 19, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Rubber Tires
Replies: 7
Views: 1088

Re: Rubber Tires

Here is the European way of setting rubber tires on carriage wheels. The tire (metal part) has a lip curling on each edge that the tire is pressed into.
https://www.facebook.com/hippomobiel/vi ... DExNTQ5MA/
Cheers,
Steve Haupt
by Steve Haupt
Mon Mar 02, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Horses and WWII Gasoline Rationing
Replies: 28
Views: 3726

Re: Horses and WWII Gasoline Rationing

From the Imperial War Museum. The way this pair is moving they have started a pretty good load. The London Midland and Scotland Railway was an amalgamation of railroads and was one of the largest corporations in England before the Nationalization in the 1970s. https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item...
by Steve Haupt
Mon Mar 02, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Because it seems appropriate
Replies: 1
Views: 585

Because it seems appropriate

From the Collection at The Imperial War Museum.

https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/11342

Cheers,
Steve Haupt
by Steve Haupt
Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Rubber Tires
Replies: 7
Views: 1088

Re: Rubber Tires

Dave Engel does nice work check out of his "po-dunk shop" at https://engelscoachshop.com/ His rubber tire setting machine has it origins back to the 1890s. My friend had one too from that era that I had tires reset with. What was aggravating was to have only one wire break and hope you cou...
by Steve Haupt
Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: "A photo postcard of 4431 Trooper Francis Robertson, Scottish Horse & Imp Camel Corps 50204."
Replies: 4
Views: 782

Re: "A photo postcard of 4431 Trooper Francis Robertson, Scottish Horse & Imp Camel Corps 50204."

A Camel Story...At the first Santa Ynez Carriage Classic we had the opportunity to show our friend's Earlene Glidewell's pair of Section A Welsh Ponies. They were chestnuts with four whites and a flaxen mane and tail. Really quite sharp! It was the Concourse class and the "Committee" was s...
by Steve Haupt
Sat Feb 01, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: The Work of Dorothy Brooke
Replies: 1
Views: 471

The Work of Dorothy Brooke

Dorothy Brooke set upon rescuing all old war horses that had been left in Cairo after WW1. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1huQytg4GuABsQuaSdLlEG8kVSSVoEYtF/view An extensive website developed from the original work of Mrs. Brooke is here hosted by the World War 1 Centennial Commission. https://www....
by Steve Haupt
Mon Dec 30, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: "Undercut Wagon"
Replies: 1
Views: 459

"Undercut Wagon"

Thank you Couvi for the Willie Nelson salute. What you describe as an "Undercut Wagon" is what I think is a Bottom Dump Wagon. These vehicles have what is called a fifth wheel turntable for steering. A modern type with that front end we might know here in the USA is the Budweiser wagon. Th...
by Steve Haupt
Fri Dec 06, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Horses and WWII Gasoline Rationing
Replies: 28
Views: 3726

Re: Horses and WWII Gasoline Rationing

Ah for the days when milkmen wore ties.

https://www.greensboro.com/news/general ... 602a2.html

Cheers,
Steve Hupt
by Steve Haupt
Fri Dec 06, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Horses and WWII Gasoline Rationing
Replies: 28
Views: 3726

Re: Horses and WWII Gasoline Rationing

For those that are in the San Francisco Bay area an excellent little National Park Museum is the Rosie The Riveter Home Front. https://www.nps.gov/rori/index.htm I also worked with a fellow who during WWII got a deferment because he had the only dairy providing milk in an Iowa County. The greatest b...
by Steve Haupt
Sun Dec 16, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Cpt. M. W. Lanham, 2nd Bde, 1st Div, waters his horse "Von Hindenburg", in the Rhine. December 10, 1918.
Replies: 9
Views: 2097

Re: Cpt. M. W. Lanham, 2nd Bde, 1st Div, waters his horse "Von Hindenburg", in the Rhine. December 10, 1918.

Conformationally this is a horse I'd pass over if I had a choice. Looking at his croup I'd refer to him as a "rafter assed" horse. Imagine a more horizontal line to his tail head. That gap is muscle that can not be developed nor used to propel forward or to jump with. His pasterns are in t...
by Steve Haupt
Sun Jul 29, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Hangovers
Replies: 111
Views: 28024

Re: Hangovers

Greetings, My friend use to call me for doing events as a real teamster. He would say "I am going to work you like a borrowed mule". He did feed well though. Another fellow I knew had some fancy Hackney Horses. An acquaintance of his borrowed them for "Church Work". They came bac...