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by Dpuckey
Mon Apr 01, 2013 12:36 pm
Forum: Universal Pattern Forum
Topic: Reproduction Saddlery
Replies: 3
Views: 4006

Re: Reproduction Saddlery

Been thinking of making one like this myself for some time, would be useful as a lightweight spare bridle when going to International Tentpegging competitions as the problem with the full leather and brass issue items is the amount of baggage allowance that it eats up!
by Dpuckey
Mon Apr 01, 2013 12:31 pm
Forum: Universal Pattern Forum
Topic: 1912 UP Saddle
Replies: 4
Views: 3415

Re: 1912 UP Saddle

Still in it's early stages but there is a project in hand to re-make these very useful saddles to original spec. rest assured that if it does come off I'll let everyone on here know.
by Dpuckey
Tue Feb 12, 2013 1:00 pm
Forum: Universal Pattern Forum
Topic: 1918 Staff Saddle restoration
Replies: 7
Views: 5620

Re: 1918 Staff Saddle restoration

John,

Yes the top pictures are the finished article and the bottom ones show the old thin felt panels that seem to have been fitted as some form of in service expedient but would have hardly lifted the gullet off of the spine. I've kept the panels but badly mothed.
by Dpuckey
Mon Nov 05, 2012 4:48 pm
Forum: Universal Pattern Forum
Topic: 1918 Staff Saddle restoration
Replies: 7
Views: 5620

1918 Staff Saddle restoration

Recently refurbished a 1918 Staff Saddle with brand new old stock leather panels dated 1943, came out rather well and now good as new. Will try to upload some pics, think I need to save to photobucket etc to do this?
by Dpuckey
Thu Aug 02, 2012 4:06 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: US Military rejects new pack saddle system
Replies: 26
Views: 8187

Re: US Military rejects new pack saddle system

Roy, Interesting to see your picture of the Rhodeisan use of the pack saddle. This is basically the old British Pack Saddlery GS or PGS kit that has been in use since before WW1, some modifications such as felt instead of stuffed leather and canvas panels, but sessentaiily it's still the same hinged...
by Dpuckey
Thu Aug 02, 2012 9:50 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: Dressage the Myth.
Replies: 34
Views: 9533

Re: Dressage the Myth.

Certainly agree with Roy and all on this, 'dressage' is just a posh name for schooling, but that schooling should have a purpose, when the purpose becomes just riding round in cicles it's all a bit pointless to me. Therefore in eventing there is a purpose that it shows control of the horse, but ther...
by Dpuckey
Mon Feb 06, 2012 1:46 pm
Forum: Reviews & Commentary
Topic: War Horse
Replies: 61
Views: 28742

Re: War Horse

Glad you spotted the MG08 anomaly as well, why would a German admin area have 6 or so MG08 set up on tripods ready to fire..facing their own undefended camp? I'd have to cehck but early on in the war the MMG was a Regimental asset for British and German Infantry regiments, our Cavalry also had MMG (...
by Dpuckey
Sun Feb 05, 2012 5:11 pm
Forum: Reviews & Commentary
Topic: War Horse
Replies: 61
Views: 28742

Re: War Horse

John, typo, meant to write rifle buckets not lance buckets, see the ones he made close up and are spot on, used mine as the model for them. Looked at some stills, blankets are folded rather large and flappy and all horses seem to have the reins on the bottom two slots of the PMR bit, not top ring an...
by Dpuckey
Sun Feb 05, 2012 4:10 pm
Forum: Reviews & Commentary
Topic: War Horse
Replies: 61
Views: 28742

Re: War Horse

John, Only seen it once so far. I know the guy who made the lance buckets. Can't have made the headkits though as he'd have got that right for sure! The errors do make you wonder who they used as the 'expert' to advise on skills and kit? or was it the 'luvvies' just going it'll do it will look nice?...
by Dpuckey
Sat Feb 04, 2012 7:40 am
Forum: Reviews & Commentary
Topic: War Horse
Replies: 61
Views: 28742

Re: War Horse

Saw it last night, a pretty good film, a few things stuck out though. Accents were clearly Hollywood Devonshire not real Devon, I used to live there. However with a really thick Devon accent full of dialect most people would probably not have understood a word they said! UP Headcollar Buckles on the...
by Dpuckey
Fri May 20, 2011 3:51 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: Royal Windsor Skill at Arms
Replies: 6
Views: 2067

Re: Royal Windsor Skill at Arms

By the way my team the Royal Logistic Corps A Team won the Team Tentpegging class, beating the Cavalry and King's Troop.
by Dpuckey
Fri May 20, 2011 3:49 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: Royal Windsor Skill at Arms
Replies: 6
Views: 2067

Re: Royal Windsor Skill at Arms

Ron,

Unfortunately none that I know of, unless of course someone has taken some video and put it on youtube?
by Dpuckey
Wed May 11, 2011 4:06 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: Royal Windsor Skill at Arms
Replies: 6
Views: 2067

Royal Windsor Skill at Arms

For any in the UK interested in cavlary skills the Tentpegging and SLR (sword lance revolver) competitions are being held at Royal Windsor Horse show this Fri starting at 1100 Hrs.

Military personnel still compete in No1 Dress (blues) to rules not much changed since pre WW1. Well worth a look.
by Dpuckey
Wed May 11, 2011 4:03 pm
Forum: Universal Pattern Forum
Topic: Royal Windsor
Replies: 0
Views: 1658

Royal Windsor

For those of you in UK the Tentpegging and SLR (sword Lance and Revolver) classes are on Fri at Windsor starting at 1100 Hrs.

Competitions are still done in uniform and to the rules around pre WW1 in all but minor details.
by Dpuckey
Sun May 08, 2011 3:36 pm
Forum: Universal Pattern Forum
Topic: UP SADDLE
Replies: 5
Views: 2914

Re: UP SADDLE

Nice looking 1902 UP, does it have any date or makers stamps? Any pictures from different angles?
by Dpuckey
Fri Apr 29, 2011 6:33 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: Tentpegging/Skill at Arms in the Washington, DC Metro Area?
Replies: 7
Views: 2184

Re: Tentpegging/Skill at Arms in the Washington, DC Metro Ar

Competing this Bank Holiday Monday, first of the season, but in UK. Have a Brit instructor who is now in the US, if you email me with some details of where you are I can see if she is anywhere near you or not and if so put her in touch.