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by Joseph Sullivan
Fri Oct 15, 2021 9:59 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Capt. R.R. Allen, 10/14/21
Replies: 5
Views: 131

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

Note the degree of collection. I wonder what he was demonstrating?
by Joseph Sullivan
Fri Oct 15, 2021 9:57 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Cavalry in the Wilderness book
Replies: 2
Views: 145

Re: Cavalry in the Wilderness book

What resources were you able to find to facilitate the research?
by Joseph Sullivan
Wed Aug 04, 2021 2:28 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Nelson Miles, May 30, 1921
Replies: 9
Views: 628

Re: Nelson Miles, May 30, 1921

Actually, come to think if it, that pose idea is quite likely the case. Of course, it does nevertheless show what he thinks a fine horseman should look like.
by Joseph Sullivan
Sun Aug 01, 2021 12:43 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Sidesaddle
Replies: 4
Views: 335

Re: Sidesaddle

Lyda hit it squarely. And although I have not tried it, I am told by those who know that it is not inherently more difficult or unstable than riding astride. A girl I knew in college had parents posted to Greece and learned to jump sidesaddle. She didn't find it to be difficult. However, Lyda skips ...
by Joseph Sullivan
Sun Aug 01, 2021 12:35 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Nelson Miles, May 30, 1921
Replies: 9
Views: 628

Re: Nelson Miles, May 30, 1921

Sandy has it right. Myles seems to be in an exaggerated form of the old "chair" seat that fell into disrepute when better understandings of bio-mechanics entered the mounted services.
by Joseph Sullivan
Tue Dec 08, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Washington D. C. Hunt, December 4, 1920
Replies: 6
Views: 734

Re: Washington D. C. Hunt, December 4, 1920

I, too had a girlfriend experience on horseback in Rock Creek Park. M family lived in DC for a time, and I went back at times to visit friends after heading to Texas for school. In Texas I spent a lot of time on horseback. So, when I asked an old friend on a date, a ride in the park seemed just the ...
by Joseph Sullivan
Thu Jun 04, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: M1928 McClellan cavalry saddle questions
Replies: 17
Views: 1860

Re: M1928 McClellan cavalry saddle questions

Late in the game, the army produced stirrups specifically for the M1928 modification. I've had a couple of pair over the years including one unissued pair I sold last year. I am 1300 miles from my office and the photo files, but am under the impression that they were stamped 1941. Interestingly, in ...
by Joseph Sullivan
Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Unusual McClellan Saddle
Replies: 2
Views: 713

Re: Unusual McClellan Saddle

I have one much like that. Normally I'd have dismissed it as a commercial copy, but it is marked "Property of US Government." Never been quite able to figure that out.
by Joseph Sullivan
Sun Apr 19, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Horses and WWII Gasoline Rationing
Replies: 28
Views: 3714

Re: Horses and WWII Gasoline Rationing

Having just re-read all the posts, I wonder if there aren't a couple of difference angles from which o view these questions: horses in work use; and women in the workforce. As to horses, from what I saw in a relict pocket of Indiana as a small boy in the 1960s, where horses did some tasks ( I rememb...
by Joseph Sullivan
Sun Apr 19, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: For the Music Department Files
Replies: 5
Views: 834

Re: For the Music Department Files

First is not cavalry but good march music and the officer's horses are interesting including the one who acted up directly in front of the Emperor. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTG5RLg-IAM&t=34s That was a movie, but this is not. This is the very last time the Austrian Kaiser Hymn, later used...
by Joseph Sullivan
Sun Apr 19, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Saddlebag side strap.
Replies: 4
Views: 819

Re: Saddlebag side strap.

Good drawing of a scarce part. When I was actively collecting, I must have owned a couple dozen pairs of bags, and probably no more than three or four had the side straps.
by Joseph Sullivan
Mon Apr 13, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Paper Chase, Washington D.C. April 9, 1920.
Replies: 2
Views: 564

Re: Paper Chase, Washington D.C. April 9, 1920.

Interesting. When I was in HS and college in DC in the late 1960 and early to mid 1970s there were still areas that retained traces of this kind of semi-bucolic feeling.

The first horseman sure looks like a pre-polio FDR. That last rider is a grim old dame on a grim specimen of a horse.
by Joseph Sullivan
Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Tag Day, April 3, 1920.
Replies: 4
Views: 800

Re: Tag Day, April 3, 1920.

Yes, and the traffic in Chicago was such that horse-drawn vendor carts were common. One noted businessman about that time, an Arabian horse enthusiast, decided that traffic was getting a bit much to drive his 4-in -hand to his office downtown everyday, so he tricked them out with shined brass and re...
by Joseph Sullivan
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Interesting data on US saddlery situation in 1940-41
Replies: 16
Views: 1992

Re: Interesting data on US saddlery situation in 1940-41

Actually, the Germans were more horse-mounted than mechanized during the war. Despite the German propaganda, in Europe, we wee the ones with mechanized army. As to failure to see the end of era of the horse, consider the remount system and its nearly superhuman efforts to bring in superb European bl...
by Joseph Sullivan
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Cavalry Training
Replies: 1
Views: 509

Re: Cavalry Training

Yes, those are ice and clear, but still less so than the original films as given by Philip to the Haley Library.
by Joseph Sullivan
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Horsewomen, Washington D. C. December 3, 1919
Replies: 2
Views: 709

Re: Horsewomen, Washington D. C. December 3, 1919

I wonder what breed? they are quite similar. Might be early Saddle Horses (Saddlebreds); possibly T-Breds.
by Joseph Sullivan
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Collection of Punitive Expedition Photographs
Replies: 7
Views: 11159

Re: Collection of Punitive Expedition Photograhs

Can you imagine how unpleasant it was to travel any distance in those vehicles? By way of reference, that same time-frame was a period of EXPERIMENTAL cross-continental drives by various clubs and manufacturers. Even here in America to say nothing of Mexico, there were few paved roads outside good-s...
by Joseph Sullivan
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Sauerlender collection at Haley Library
Replies: 2
Views: 652

Sauerlender collection at Haley Library

I was just at the Haley Library's annual budget meeting (I am one of the 5 trustees there). Much favorable comment was made of Philip Sauerlender's wonderful gift of a year and a half ago of Cavalry books, artifacts and archival materials including very rare original Ft. Riley training films. We hav...
by Joseph Sullivan
Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Union/Confederate horse brands
Replies: 14
Views: 2871

Re: Confederate Brands

Might have been a short sword, as some artillery non-commissioned officers on both sides of the WBS were armed with just such. It is generally believed that this was only the case of dismounted "foot" artillery troops, but in wartime, who knows? Artillery short swords turn up with odd iden...