Cavalry Literature

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starkadder

Cavalry Literature

Post by starkadder » Tue Jun 16, 2009 7:44 pm

I'm posting here because the Tavern seems to lack a real library with a huge queue of cashiered officers with service revolvers and doomed expressions waiting to use it.

The equestrienne has just bought me a book from our American cousins. It is a reprint of the 1895 The US Cavalry Horse by General William H. Carter.

It's a truly comprehensive treatise on the cavalry horse and not just US cavalry. Some fantastic photographs and line drawings of British, German, Japanese, Russian, Austrian, French and others. Very detailed information on furniture and breeds, gaits, seats (how you sit on a horse). It covers a lot of ground and should be a fantastic reference tool for 19th century chevalerie.

Strongly recommended if you want to understand the white arm.

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