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by Pat Holscher
Thu Oct 14, 2021 5:12 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Capt. R.R. Allen, 10/14/21
Replies: 4
Views: 43

Re: Capt. R.R. Allen, 10/14/21

Note the use of a civilian saddle blanket.
by Pat Holscher
Thu Oct 14, 2021 4:39 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Capt. R.R. Allen, 10/14/21
Replies: 4
Views: 43

Capt. R.R. Allen, 10/14/21

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by Pat Holscher
Thu Sep 23, 2021 6:34 am
Forum: Reviews & Commentary
Topic: Wouk on horse use
Replies: 1
Views: 36

Re: Wouk on horse use

Nice quote.

I've never read that novel.
by Pat Holscher
Thu Sep 23, 2021 6:33 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: CONTINENTAL AND MILITIA CAVALRY COMPARED: A CASE STUDY FROM SARATOGA, 1777
Replies: 5
Views: 151

Re: CONTINENTAL AND MILITIA CAVALRY COMPARED: A CASE STUDY FROM SARATOGA, 1777

I somewhat wondered if available remounts also might help explain the small numbers. I.e., I wonder if horse numbers in North America didn't lend themselves to widespread military use, or perhaps attrition, and of importing horses from Europe, in the case of the British, may have presented too much ...
by Pat Holscher
Wed Jul 21, 2021 9:05 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Nelson Miles, May 30, 1921
Replies: 9
Views: 556

Re: Nelson Miles, May 30, 1921

Seeing the photo reminded me of one I have, added below a member of C troop 13th cavalry circa 1907, similar seat and like in the photo of Nelson Miles he has a Whitman saddle. Kurt. IMG_20151124_0001AA.jpg The pith helmet on that one really threw me. At first glance, I thought it was a British tro...
by Pat Holscher
Thu Jul 15, 2021 8:38 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Texas National Guard, Brig. Gen'l. Wolters Com'd'g., Camp Mabry, 1921
Replies: 1
Views: 191

Re: Texas National Guard, Brig. Gen'l. Wolters Com'd'g., Camp Mabry, 1921

It's been pointed out to me by a viewer of this photo (which is bigger if you click on it) that the men in the band look pretty small, almost like Boy Scouts.

I'm sure they aren't, but it is an interesting observation on global bulking over the past century.
by Pat Holscher
Thu Jul 15, 2021 8:37 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: July 4 celebrations, Vienna, VA, 1921.
Replies: 1
Views: 196

Re: July 4 celebrations, Vienna, VA, 1921.

Somebody who knows this area pointed out to me that this isn't far from Arlington, which Google confirms. It's always dangerous to romanticize the past, but there's something charming in a way about an era, just 100 years past, when just outside of Washington D.C. the 4th of July was celebrated with...
by Pat Holscher
Wed Jul 14, 2021 7:13 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Texas National Guard, Brig. Gen'l. Wolters Com'd'g., Camp Mabry, 1921
Replies: 1
Views: 191

Texas National Guard, Brig. Gen'l. Wolters Com'd'g., Camp Mabry, 1921

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Texas National Guard, Brig. Gen'l. Wolters Com'd'g., Camp Mabry, 1921
by Pat Holscher
Wed Jul 14, 2021 9:14 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: July 4 celebrations, Vienna, VA, 1921.
Replies: 1
Views: 196

July 4 celebrations, Vienna, VA, 1921.

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July 4 celebrations, Vienna, VA, 1921.
by Pat Holscher
Wed Jul 14, 2021 9:12 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Nelson Miles, May 30, 1921
Replies: 9
Views: 556

Re: Nelson Miles, May 30, 1921

I occasionally see some working stockmen still sit like that, although its rapidly becoming a thing of the past.
by Pat Holscher
Wed Jul 14, 2021 9:11 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Sidesaddle
Replies: 3
Views: 265

Re: Sidesaddle

I hope this will open. It is an excellent work on riding sidesaddle, something about which I know nothing. https://www.quora.com/Why-would-women-ride-horses-sidesaddle-in-the-old-days It is interesting, but I fear there's an aspect of it that's missed, which is that modern women's undergarments hav...
by Pat Holscher
Wed Jul 14, 2021 9:04 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Gen. Pershing & foxcatcher hunt team horseshow, 1921, 5/17/21
Replies: 3
Views: 326

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

Couvi wrote: Mon Jul 12, 2021 5:39 pm Note the manner in which Pershing is saluting.
Sharp eyes, I hadn't noticed that.

This was well after that style of saluting was no longer regulation. When did that change in the US?
by Pat Holscher
Sun May 30, 2021 5:53 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Nelson Miles, May 30, 1921
Replies: 9
Views: 556

Nelson Miles, May 30, 1921

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by Pat Holscher
Tue May 25, 2021 12:22 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Notice on Passing of Dallas Freeborn
Replies: 2
Views: 348

Re: Notice on Passing of Dallas Freeborn

I'm really sorry to learn of his passing.

He hadn't posted much, or maybe at all, in recent years and I was concerned what that meant. From the obit, I see he lived a long life, and I hope his final years were good ones. He'll really be missed.
by Pat Holscher
Mon May 17, 2021 8:03 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Gen. Pershing & foxcatcher hunt team horseshow, 1921, 5/17/21
Replies: 3
Views: 326

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

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by Pat Holscher
Tue May 11, 2021 12:10 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Government Mules (real equines, not the band)
Replies: 8
Views: 585

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

Apparently the Nine Mile facility offers packing classes, which I'm sure would be good ones.
by Pat Holscher
Mon May 10, 2021 11:49 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Government Mules (real equines, not the band)
Replies: 8
Views: 585

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

The biggest issue for Forest Service (and other land management agencies) use of equine in their work is the scarcity of employees with equine experience (or the desire to use or learn how to use equine) versus the plethora of employees who know how to ride a mountain bike or UTV. Not really direct...