Copenhagen: The Duke of Wellington’s War Horse.

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Yesterday’s post was dedicated to Marengo, one of Napoleon’s favorite horses. Today we can take a look at Copenhagen the horse of the Duke of Wellington who defeated Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo. Copenhagen foaled in 1808 and was of Thoroughbred and Arabian parentage. He was the Duke of Wellington’s…

Marengo: Napoleon’s War Horse

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There are many mysteries and myths about Napoleon’s horses. The most famous horse was known as Marengo, who carried him to victory in the Battle of Marengo, and the legends have it that he carried him to victory in almost all his other victorious battles as well. The Battle of Friedland…

In Memoriam:Photo a week Challenge.

Nancy Merril Photograhy has given us the challenge of posting a photo that features a memorial. At 10:40 am, on July 20, 1982 as Horse Guards were walking along South Carriage Drive in Hyde Park, on their way to the changing of the Horse Guards, a nail bomb, composed of 25 lbs of gelignite and…

Where are the Veterans?Who do we remember?

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In the hour just before dawn the troops assemble. The cavalry horses line up , side by side, they snort and paw, their riders give them a reassuring pat. “Whoa now son,” one says. “We’ll be on to victory in a minute.” ┬áIn his heart he knew that they could well…

When it’s time for the professional to mount up!

This week I had a lesson with my coach Belinda Trussell and things were just not going well enough. It was taking too long for me to do the exercise properly. The exercise was three 10 meter circles on the long side of the arena and in between the circles travers ( haunches in). What…

The Leaves Last Dance!

This is my final entry to Dawn’s Festival of Leaves. Today the lads who cut our grass came to clear off the fallen leaves. One has a big leaf blower and blows the leaves to the south edge of our property. The leaves danced across the driveway as if they were happy not to be…

What a Treat!

I have never seen the Evening Grosbeaks here before.