Whilst not seeking to diminish or detract from the writings of Col Chamberlin in any way and ...

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I wanted to share with you, Federico Caprilli in the words of his students, Captain Piero Santini ...

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Piero Santini was a Major in the Italian Light Horse Cavalry. He was born in Rome in ...

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On numerous occasions I’ve sat in front of my keyboard intending to start a series of blog ...

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I hope you will enjoy this article from the 1927 May-June issue of the Field Artillery Journal ...

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Born in Illinois in 1887, Harry Dwight Chamberlin graduated from West Point in 1910. Upon graduation he ...

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I wonder if there is anyone who rode jumping horses in the 60s that doesn’t know who ...

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Federico  Caprilli (1868-1907), Captain in the Italian Cavalry, is credited with developing the system for forward seat ...

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As a result of serving during the Korean War, Staff Sgt. Reckless was awarded two Purple Hearts, ...

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The following article titled “Wooden Horses for Training Recruits” is a reprint from the July-September 1917 Field ...

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Enough is enough. Sometimes I get a little bit over whelmed at the crock that is dumped ...

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Although my first loves in the equine world are the Thoroughbred and the Arabian, two breeds that ...

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Normally I don’t repeat blog posts from the Riding Instructor to U.S. Horsemanship but this one has ...

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The following article titled, Equitation,  is from the class of 1912  Rasp and is compiled by Captain ...

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Anything that can make life a little easier for our horses is great by me and this ...

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In terms of dates the Combined Driving is a newer sport in the U.S. horsemanship world, but ...

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My post for U.S. Horsemanship is taken from the Oct.-Dec. 1911 Field Artillery Journal. In his article ...

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The following is the final part of the 1913 “RASP” article “American Officers in the Riding Competitions, ...

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This is the 2nd of 3 blogs from the 1913 “RASP” article “American Officers in the Riding ...

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Since the world is preparing for the opening of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London I thought ...

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For the past month my family and I have been in the throes of moving, (a condition ...

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A reader asked if I knew anything about the initial training of the U.S. Cavalry horses prior ...

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Whoever said that youth is wasted on the young was correct.  I had the opportunity, in my ...

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In most parts of the U.S. this time of year brings out the truly avid fox hunter ...

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This article “The Cavalry School Hunt” is reprinted from “Hunting in the United States and Canada” by ...

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Each time I approach a new article written by George Morris I hope it’s the one that ...

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The following article, “The French Cavalry School” , was published in the Washington Post on April 30. ...

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Although it’s rather long, this post from the 1938 edition, “Foxhunting is Different” is a good read. ...

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A U.S. Horsemanship follower recently sent me this picture of their Grandfather. He was in the Calvary, ...

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Normally more time elapses before I make the next post to U.S. Horsemanship but current issues in ...

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Whether you are a fan of the American Mustang or not; whether you believe they are wild ...

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The following article about the Infantry Hunt at Fort Benning, Georgia is taken from “Hunting in the ...

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By Barbara Ellin Fox I loved westerns as a kid.  If it had a horse in I ...

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Most of the old time horsemen have asked the same question during the past few years.  Where ...

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The 1928 edition of “Hunting in the United States and Canada” by Higginson and Chamberlain, has a ...

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Federico Caprilli’s Forward System had an impact on jumping worldwide. (check out my article “Backwards and Forwards: ...

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The video at the beginning of this blog is of Raimondo d’Inzeo at Rome 1952. The d’Inzeo ...

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by Barbara Ellin Fox I’m frequently asked about the differences between seats and systems of riding.  One ...

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by Barbara Ellin Fox “The correct principles of equitation and horse training are in themselves simple and ...

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by Barbara Ellin Fox Being a lover of horsemanship and history, I can visit The Society of ...

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Horse Whisperers and Round Pen Trainers.  Not many of them like these labels.  Perhaps natural horsemanship is ...

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The Eleventh Cavalry Hunt, organized in October 1909, was the first organized Army Hunt in America. One ...

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by Barbara Ellin Fox “The hard riding, the real nerve tonic that tones up the individual for ...

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A small group of classic works written at the beginning of the 20th century had a huge ...

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One of the U.S. horsemen that I most admire is  Major General Guy V Henry Jr. After ...

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So much has changed since I showed hunters in the 60’s and 70s that I barely recognize ...

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How did the crest release become the standard way of using the hands during jumping in the ...

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by Barbara Ellin Fox In my blog titled, Are Hands Part of the Base of Support?,  I ...

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A Recap In my last blog I showed you how the Base of Support has evolved from ...

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by Barbara Ellin Fox I have a passion for horse books, especially the older classics. They’re a ...

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by Barbara llin Fox Huaso set the record of 8′ 1 1/2 ” in 1949. He held ...

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It doesn’t take much to change a foundational teaching on horsemanship. Make a small omission, teach a ...

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In my  post, “Backwards and Forwards” I told you about the earliest publication that I found which ...

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by Barbara Ellin Fox If you’re interested in learning more about the history of riding in America, ...

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The April 2009 Practical Horseman Magazine had an article “Dressage for Jumpers” based on the recent George ...

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by Barbara Ellin Fox Controversy is as common place in the horse world as it is in ...

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by Barbara Ellin Fox Modern jumping in America owes its success to the Military; to the United ...

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by Barbara Ellin Fox If you want to know more about Forward Seat Riding, “Schooling and Riding ...

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