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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: cavalry figures, Motorcycles & Horse Sense, Too

All depends on the posture of horse you choose to the figure.Horse Standing (no matter) trotting cantering galloping(stand high in the stirrups) running.Dont forget when a horse takes a pee ,you should be standing in the stirrups.Good rider and horse work as one.

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: cavalry figures, Motorcycles & Horse Sense, Too

fair enough,so say for example the italeri british light cavalry set with the poses of horses.having all figures with legs straight outwould be considered accurate?

tom

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: cavalry figures, Motorcycles & Horse Sense, Too

That's hilarious, Hank. And lets not forget that an experienced rider should give the horse a good shake at the end, too!

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: cavalry figures, Motorcycles & Horse Sense, Too

A few other things to remember:

- There were differing "fashions" of riding; the Prussians, for example, tended to ride with longer stirrups than other nations, thus would have stretched legs.
- When charging, you're supposed to come up out of the saddle, just like when galloping normally, or jumping for that matter.
- On the other hand, when a horse bolts I for one was taught to sit back in the saddle rather than lift myself up.
- Then again, especially later in the Nappy wars, many cavalrymen were in fact lousy riders, so might just do inappropriate things.
- And yes, horses are very annoying around dinner time!

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: cavalry figures, Motorcycles & Horse Sense, Too

Thank you, Duco, for your facts.

Hank and I sound like Jokers but we're not in this case. Not totally, in any case ... :-)

The releif thing is of course in humour, but horses, riders, European Saddles, Western Saddles, and of course a riders individual riding style should factor into the situation ... both Professional or Amateure.

I'm with your opinion, in the end! Cheers, Mate!

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: cavalry figures, Motorcycles & Horse Sense, Too

No worries Dave- believe me, when riding horses you need a sense of humour too!

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: cavalry figures, Motorcycles & Horse Sense, Too

Dave Its no joke.Oh btw dont try that manoeuvre on a motorcyclette.people in TExas high street may not like you doing that.