Posts Tagged ‘history’

#HallOfFameThursday: Snowman

i FOUND THIS ARTICLE ON “SNOWMAN”. YOU REMEMBER, HE WAS THE JUMPING PLOWHORSE. ENJOY.   Each week on #HallOfFameThursday, Horse Network recognizes members of the Show Jumping Hall of Fame with an inductee’s plaque, historical photos and, on the first Thursday of every month, an article written by a Show Jumping Hall of Famer. This week, we pay tribute […]

Horsepacking on Grizzly Mountain

HAVING RIDDEN IN THE MOUNTAIN MYSELF, I CAN RELATE TO CAELAN BEARD’S POST HERE. ENJOY. We hung on tightly, leaning forward as the horses climbed. Already we’d gone through more difficult terrain than I could have imagined—bogs that sucked at the horse’s feet, mud that went past their knees, loose rock with no safe footholds—and […]


As General Custer and over 250 of his men rode off into eternity, a legend was in the making. Most of the time ,we hear that the only living thing left (on the US Military side) after this battle was Comanche, ridden by Captain Myles W. Keogh. I’m sure their were wounded horses from this […]

King James Bible-Chiniquy

In the years prior to Civil War, a young French Priest found himself in a legal battle over some land with the Catholic Church. It seems some other priest wanted the land and this priest didn’t want to give it up. He sought the legal assistance of a young lawyer from Illinois. They ended up […]

2021 National Cavalry Competition (NCC)

This year on September 21st thru 25th in El Reno, Oklahoma at Ft Reno, the NCC will be held. If you have the least in bit of interest in the historical cavalry, I encourage you to attend. It’s not often the we get to see 60-75 mounted troopers mostly from the Indian Wars period. Occasionally, […]

Man’s War Companion

The book of Job is generally considered the oldest book in the English bible. Some place it around 1,500 BC. Yet in the 39th chapter of this book, we see the mention of the War Horse. This tells us at even that far back, the horse was an instrument of war for the cavalry then. […]

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