"There are a couple goofy looking poses out of the twelve..."
Like the guy firing his rifle to the right?..from horseback? There's another one like that in the German Hussars set. Dear me, this is a question of basic human anatomy, Strelets
Sorry to disagree, guys, but after some lovely Crimean War sets, most of these WW1 cavalry were a huge disappointment to me (just my humble personal opinion of course). The WW1 Russian Dragoons and Kuban/Terek Cossacks in particular as I was hoping to use them for RCW gaming but I found I was better off using the Crimean Cossacks instead.
Having said that I've bought several boxes of the two new WW1 Russian infantry sets as they've got a lot of nice, useful figures...plus a few annoyances - bow legs (rickets must have been common); feet facing in all directions, etc.