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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?
That's hilarious, Hank. And lets not forget that an experienced rider should give the horse a good shake at the end, 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!
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!
No worries Dave- believe me, when riding horses you need a sense of humour too!