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Monday, July 18, 2011

A short film

When I created this blog, it was with the goal of sharing my journey of endurance riding, and highlighting some equestrian aspects of the civil war period. Thus the name "Boots and Saddles" and the original tag line of "More than just a bugle call".

What we are asking our horses to do in endurance riding isn't so different from what the cavalry (and to a lesser extent, artillery) asked their horses to do in the 1860's. Instead of "re-inventing the wheel" for our relatively new sport of endurance, I think it can be valuable to use history when horses were asked to do similar feats as a starting point for our research, combined with the current theories and ideas today.

Although not directly related to the idea of endurance or cavalry, attached is a youtube video that might be of interest. This was filmed at the Duncan Mills Civil War Days, an event that the California Artillery Society organizes. About half way through the video there's footage of me driving the ambulance and discussing my role in an interview that I don't even remember doing.

I believe this footage was filmed about 2 years ago.

Enjoy! Link here (I'm at the halfway point, about 3 minutes into the film)

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