Thanks for the invite, I am still thinking about it, but I have a couple of task which require my attention before I can pay more attention to cavalry training.
That said, which two weekends in May were you planning to get together? I work some weekends, and have some commitments already, but I'd still like to truck my horse out to a practice, and see what we can do, whenever I can.
I would love to try.I have one just retired racer that was very successful (and still very competitive) and a sometimes lame x-racer. Could we train with you? Perhaps one could just be hobbled in the area to make it look authentic? I think this is an awesome endeavor.
Its not so much that either of us is too weathered. Its more that we are more interested in trail riding, dressage and jumping, in that order. One cannot do everything and I am too busy to add anything new at the moment.
Thanks Gary, that very interesting - I am also interested in the US civil war, from a historical point of view it wasnt that long ago - I wonder if we have really progressed at all as a society other than technology
Many years ago I participated in English Civil War renactments- I was a Cavalier ( of course!!) Great fun and as a 16th/17th century history buff- gave me quite a connection to past events...
It sounds really cool. And my grandfather would be thrilled if I did something like that! He wanted me join the military my whole life (clearly I'm not military material haha) He loves history and all that entails. But he's also the one who got me into riding as a child and he took me to all my lessons and paid for everything for so many years. If I did that he would be absolutely ecstatic! We'll keep in touch!!!
Thanks for the link to the site. It looks very interesting and I will have to look more into it. I think distance would prevent me from joining, but it looks like fun! Im going to keep an eye on your schedule and check it out when you are in my area.
I just watched the video. Nice to have the video of your activity. The horses are obviously well conditioned to the sound of rifle fire, I noticed one rider firing right above his horses head and the horse didn't even flick an ear.
I also noticed the bugle. My Dad was in the Canadian reserves and had one just like it.
Hi, Gary. Thanks for the comment & invite. In fact, about 20 years ago, I was part of another U.S. Civil War & Fenian Raid re-enactment group, an infantry regiment based out of Newmarket. I'd probably join your outfit if I weren't already riding and training with the Governor General's Horse Guards. Besides their musical ride, we also do skill-at-arms training, tent-pegging, and some World War 1 cavalry demonstrations. I'll keep you in mind, if I decide to get back into reenacting.