Month: November 2021
How War Brought a Silver Lining (Reblog)
Originally posted on HorseAddict: When World War 1 ended there were thousands of horses that had survived and were not returned to their homelands of England, Canada or Australia. In 1930 Dorothy Brooke arrived in Cairo, Egypt.She was horrified to find hundreds of emaciated and down trodden horses that had been sold into a life…
The Battle of Greasy Grass was Custer’s Last Stand.
Originally posted on HorseAddict: The Lakota and the Plains tribes refer to the Battle of Little Big Horn as the Battle of Greasy Grass and it was the scene of an ignominious defeat for the 7th Cavalry and the Custer Battalion.? But one survivor has gone down in history as the sole survivor of the…
The 4th Century B.C. War Horse
Originally posted on HorseAddict: Yesterday I featured war horses of the 21st Century. Now I will go back to a horse from the 4th Century BC.? Bucephalus. Here is an excerpt from Kathleen Walker-Meikle’s book “The Horse Book-Horses of Historical Distinction”. “Bucephalus was the beloved horse of the Macedonian general and conqueror, Alexander the Great…
Horse Soldiers in the 21st Century.
Originally posted on HorseAddict: “1,500 cavalrymen galloped across a mile of rising and falling hollows.” And then …. “The second wave of horsemen passed through, reins in their teeth to free their hands for combat, taking the battle line forward.” What is this? The Charge of the Light Brigade? Napoleon’s assault on Moscow? No! This…
Two Purple Hearts, a Presidential Citation and More for Sergeant Reckless!
Originally posted on HorseAddict: In the lead up to Remembrance/Veterans Day I wrote a post in 2016 about the War Horse Hero of the Korean War….Sergeant Reckless. This was a mare of great bravery and intelligence. Here is the text of that previous post. In 1952 Reckless was bought by the US Marine Corps to…
I Spoke to you in Whispers
Lest we forget. This is for all the horses who served and died .
How much more?
“You need your lower leg to be 50% stronger” Belinda said in my lesson. Good grief! That means I have only half of the strength needed now and need an improvement of 100% I pleaded to be let off and said that my physio had cautioned me against doing any strengthening exercises . However when…
Rienzi …. American Civil War Hero
Originally posted on HorseAddict: Colonel Phil Sheridan first saw the black gelding in Rienzi, Mississippi and named him after the town. He rode him for the next three years through 45 engagements including 19 pitched battles and two cavalry raids. On October 19, 1864 Sheridan and Rienzi had galloped south from Winchester toward the sound of…
I stopped. Biasini also stopped.