The Wars. The Battles. The Chaos.

Horses and their riders engaged in a violent battle. This drawing by Peter Paul Rubens, inspired by Leonardo da Vinci’s “Struggle for the Standard” depicts the chaos and confusion of the battle.

This week, leading up to Remembrance Day on November 11, I am going to post each day with a photo and a remembrance of  battles that involved horses. The cavalry may no longer be on the battle field but they are not forgotten.

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Peter Paul Rubens The Struggle for the Standard 1600-08 Paris, Musee du Louvre¬† ( Photo taken from Tamsin Pickeral’s book The Horse )

 

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  1. David says:

    War horses – a noble task in remembering them.

    Unfortunately, they were highly expendable. The ones who highly prized horses were the Native American Indians during the Indian Wars of the American West. Many experienced cavalrymen in the US Army considered them to be the best light cavalry. They rarely exposed their mounts to serious danger while on their buffalo hunts, or in skirmishes with the army.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Interesting! Thanks for this information.

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