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    Very cool! Thanks for sharing!
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    Indeed - makes me want to get a handgun and scare the bejabbers out of my horses!!
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    It looks like the soldier jumped the fence WHILE firing his pistol!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guin View Post
    It looks like the soldier jumped the fence WHILE firing his pistol!
    He did.

    I didn't get any good pictures but the saber competition had targets on the ground on the on side just beyond a jump. The rider had to take the jump, lean left, and engage the target as they descended. Tough one.

    G.



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    Neat to see that, thank you.



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    Cool!

    Sherman is getting ready...by the time he's five, we'll be giving it a try!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0fW-RQqp8Q

    His grand-sire, UVM Nobel, has a penchant for it-- check out his image on allbreed:
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    Way cool! Would love to see it in person.



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    Hey, I must not have gotten the invite! Keep me in mind for the next event.

    http://api.ning.com/files/6eqcySIAIb...RWiBsfJF/m.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Matson View Post
    Hey, I must not have gotten the invite! Keep me in mind for the next event.

    http://api.ning.com/files/6eqcySIAIb...RWiBsfJF/m.jpg
    Can do!!!

    For a "tune up" there will be a regional event in Ft. Valley, VA (maybe an hour from you) on Labor Day weekend. The NCC1010 will be in San Angelo at the end of the month.

    Come on down and we'll Splice the Mainbrace as soon as the Sun is over the yardarm.

    Nice uniform choice, by the way. I thought about the blue blouse/white breeches combo (sort of a modified Service Dress Blue, Yankee). Stayed with the regular SDB as white breeches are just too hard to clean.

    By the by, Happy 234th Birthday!!!

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    Naval personnel on horseback? ???
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    I'm pointing my husband to this. lol...he's an Army Academy grad and really super supportive of my "horse thing". There haven't been too many guys around the hunter/jumper barns I've been in but I periodically see him get itchy fingers to try it out. His dad's a civil war buff and has talked several times about getting involved with reenactment so this would be appropriately appealing I think.



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    Quote Originally Posted by vineyridge View Post
    Naval personnel on horseback? ???
    There was a time when there were three methods of transport:

    Sea
    Animal power
    Shank's Mare

    It would not have been unusual for Naval personnel to have used equine transport.

    The only USN mounted operation I'm aware of occured during Commadore Moffet's occupation of CA. Landing parties of sailors were used to reinforce Marine detactments ashore in battles with Mexican infantry and cavalry. Some sailors were mounted and engaged Mexican mounted forces. It did not work out so well for the sailors; they were quickly dismounted and did much better on foot.

    Riding the hurricane deck of a ship was rather different than riding the hurricane deck of a horse!

    Marines have a more varied mounted history, with the earliest documentation I'm aware of during operations in Tripoli during the wars against the Barbary Pirates. They maintained a formal mounted detachment in China from about 1900 through the 1930s.

    And the Coast Guard, as part of the Navy in WWII, maintained a force of about 3000 mounted Beach Patrol Coasties on both the Atlantic and Pacific coasts from 1942 into at least 1944.

    So while we may be unusual, we have been rather useful.

    G.



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    oh, you have pictures of some of my friends on there (from Ft Irwin). Do you mind if I pass the pictures along?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Matson View Post
    Hey, I must not have gotten the invite! Keep me in mind for the next event.

    http://api.ning.com/files/6eqcySIAIb...RWiBsfJF/m.jpg


    more nav types on horseback...oh my eyes

    you do look very nice....my teasing not withstanding

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    Quote Originally Posted by maximus2244 View Post
    oh, you have pictures of some of my friends on there (from Ft Irwin). Do you mind if I pass the pictures along?
    Not at all! They were a good looking group.

    G.



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    Quote Originally Posted by vineyridge View Post
    Naval personnel on horseback? ???
    I have photos of Navy personnel on horseback in WWII patrolling the artillery ranges in Oklahoma and in Guantanamo, Cuba. So, we do have an equestrian tradition.
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    Thanks so much for posting pics... my husband is all excited about trying this in the future. He's active duty Army and becoming quite an avid foxhunter. He read about the NCC someplace and that is his next big dream to work on. I'm sure he will love to see your pictures!
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    If he's active duty, he will have to get permission to ride in uniform through his chain of command. I can provide my letter and documentation if needed.
    "No matter how well you perform there's always somebody of intelligent opinion who thinks it's lousy." - Laurence Olivier



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