We remind you that all equine (horse stuff) activity is inherently dangerous, and that mounted military reenacting is dangerous.  Anyone who thinks they are just as safe riding around cannon and musket fire and around big crowds of noisy, scary looking people with flags, as they are riding around the ring or down the trail is foolish and doesn't belong in this hobby.

 All comments made herein are intended solely to help advance the hobby of cavalry reenacting and offer options to those interested (at their own risk and expense) in pursuing that pastime.  Any actions taken or decisions made after reading this information are entirely the responsibility of the individual.

We know that not all of you are accomplished horseman. We are also aware that many who want to join are new to re-enacting and know little about the cavalry. We all started out with few cavalry skills and it took time for all of us to learn how to become cavalrymen. You are welcome just as you are. You will be allowed to progress at your own pace.

 We believe that safety is foremost and our horses come first. Once you and your horse are comfortable then the learning process takes place. You will be assigned to a squad that will work with you and see to your questions and needs. It is perfectly all right to say you don't understand or feel you want to be taken at a slow pace. We all started that way.

We believe in old fashion principals like honesty, friendship and courtesy. If we wish to be treated well then we believe we must treat others the same way. This applies to our horses as well. If we ask our horse to work and learn then we must treat him with respect and kindness. To do otherwise would cause disaster and injury

Just because someone owns a horse and knows how to ride does not automatically make one a qualified cavalryman.  We move and fight as a unit, and both you and you're mount are going to need proper training before you can effectively move with a group, riding against the Confederate Cavalry, and attacking the enemy Infantry or capturing their artillery. 

Your horse may be a gentle and well-behaved soul, but without proper noise and battlefield desensitizing, the first time a cannon opens up a hundred yards away, you'll likely be on the ground looking up while your horse heading back home! 

Safety is our #1 concern. There will be a lot of powder being burned out there with people moving around yelling and cheering, and don't forget the drums.

Don't let this scare you off. We are going to train you and your horse in all of the required drills allowing you to fully enjoy the Civil War reenactment. After all we will be riding next to you making sure you and you're horse are comfortable.



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