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by Drouot
Wed Jun 14, 2006 8:22 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Horsemen wanted
Replies: 20
Views: 3061

theres also a mob of RHA on Anglesey as well. I think I met the dover lot at Detling some years ago. A friend of mine fell off his horse before he got up. He forgot to check the girth, put his left foot in the stirrup iron, about to spring up, promptly went face first into the deck followed by a sad...
by Drouot
Wed Jun 14, 2006 3:23 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Horsemen wanted
Replies: 20
Views: 3061

Nice looking pony. :) Looks about the right stature for French Light cavalry.

I think plancenoite may be a-typical for european events as the organisers do try hard to find suitable mounts. They moved heaven and earth to try to find my group suitable draft horses for this years event.
by Drouot
Wed Jun 14, 2006 2:24 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Horsemen wanted
Replies: 20
Views: 3061

Guess highlands are pretty mcuh out for Napoleonic cavalry. I would not mind two of my own, but as ever work commitments are the hurdles to this. Some horse hirer's are better than others for the quality of their horses, and which has been obvious at some events I have been to. Owning you own horse ...
by Drouot
Wed Jun 14, 2006 11:43 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Horsemen wanted
Replies: 20
Views: 3061

Big problem with wanting to put a horse based unit together is finding horsemen :cry: I rider every other day out of Livery, but it is no substitute for your own horse. Really, I think re-enactors to do do justice to cavalry and themselves should own their own horses than rely on hired horses or if ...
by Drouot
Wed Jun 14, 2006 11:08 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Horsemen wanted
Replies: 20
Views: 3061

I think its easier to turn a good horseman into a rider than a rider into a good horseman, and easier to make a good horesman who rides into a re-enactor than other way around. I ride out of a livery yard, and really dislike booking horse time, and turning up to find a tacked horse, which you ride a...
by Drouot
Tue Jun 13, 2006 10:01 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Horsemen wanted
Replies: 20
Views: 3061

totally agree that horsemen are needed, and if we do the job correctly I doubt we will be awake sufficiently to get to a beer tent, or should go to a beer tent as people will be needed in camp to look after the horses at all times. The horse and its welfare comes way beyond that of gunners in pretty...
by Drouot
Tue Jun 13, 2006 9:34 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Artillery Train
Replies: 27
Views: 3250

is the dited post any better :?: Sorry for not making it clear. :oops:
by Drouot
Tue Jun 13, 2006 9:01 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Artillery Train
Replies: 27
Views: 3250

yeah, and we express our greatest thanks to all those involved from horses through history for making the project work :lol:
by Drouot
Mon Jun 12, 2006 5:05 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Artillery Train
Replies: 27
Views: 3250

we have just done a documentary for Chester TV, who then sell on finished programmes to broadcasters. We have more work coming up 8)
by Drouot
Mon Jun 12, 2006 11:13 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Horsemen wanted
Replies: 20
Views: 3061

Hi,

Were thininking of potentially doubling up as RHA, RGHA but concentrating on French at the moment as we have the kit. ie. four full size guns.
by Drouot
Sun Jun 11, 2006 11:06 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Artillery Train
Replies: 27
Views: 3250

Lol coincidence :!: Yeah need a break, bloody stressful doing risk assesments for every event, being in charge of powder, ammunition production, logistics etc.... :( My group has not had a break this season, no winter off, what with austerlitz in December, filming in the new year, we have been on th...
by Drouot
Sun Jun 11, 2006 10:52 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Artillery Train
Replies: 27
Views: 3250

We left leeds at 09:00 to collect guns from Hull, left Hull at 14:00 did not get to our horses in Wigan till 19:00 and got to site for 21:00..it was a long day. Did not get back to Leeds till 16:00 on the tuesday and we left early on the Monday to miss traffic.. Aaaghhhh sums the journey up :lol: Ca...
by Drouot
Sun Jun 11, 2006 10:43 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Artillery Train
Replies: 27
Views: 3250

Yeah the meetings were a bit onesides. officer from the 21eme ran the show and the organiser did not really have any input. I will talk the hussars and see if the coffin was theirs. I hope it was not 'borrowed' for fire wood lol It took us over 9hours to get to the venue from Leeds which must some s...
by Drouot
Sun Jun 11, 2006 10:33 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Artillery Train
Replies: 27
Views: 3250

I admit one of the members of my group is a bit suspect, and him having a coffin would not surprise me, but we did not leave one behind. It could have been left by a native of liverpool...I am just thinking through all the random and comedic reasons for their being a coffin left behind .. lol.. It w...
by Drouot
Sun Jun 11, 2006 10:22 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Artillery Train
Replies: 27
Views: 3250

A coffin?! I think it belonged to the Hussars. I trust it was not recylced or in use? Your father is the coporal, tall chap with white/grey moustache? Our horse team almost refused to attend the event on the firday when we got their because none of the arrangements we have made prior to the event ha...
by Drouot
Sun Jun 11, 2006 10:14 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Artillery Train
Replies: 27
Views: 3250

oh yes we complained :!: This is how we got a toilet moved to our part of the site and a water bowser brought closer, but it got no further than the back of the food stands, so we still had to fetch and carry buckets half way down the site and back. I don't think I went round the coldstreamers camp,...
by Drouot
Sun Jun 11, 2006 10:09 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Artillery Train
Replies: 27
Views: 3250

We had no fire wood as well...as we had to look after the horses, by the time we had free time to go and get wood from the surroundings it had all gone. We arrived on the friday afternoon with the nags, and did not eat or drink until saturday evening :shock: I think the chap came over was our horse ...
by Drouot
Sun Jun 11, 2006 10:07 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Artillery Train
Replies: 27
Views: 3250

We had no fire wood as well...as we had to look after the horses, by the time we had free time to go and get wood from the surroundings it had all gone. We arrived on the friday afternoon with the nags, and did not eat or drink until saturday evening :shock: I think the chap came over was our horse ...
by Drouot
Sun Jun 11, 2006 9:58 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Artillery Train
Replies: 27
Views: 3250

No not the redcoats..the nags are fairly bomb proof. Seren (the bay) was skittish as for the first two days she wore winkers which was not used to them. Were you with the Redcoats or Rifles :?: Our problem was that their was no fire wood organised, and where the horses were to be paddocked their was...
by Drouot
Sun Jun 11, 2006 9:24 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Horsemen wanted
Replies: 20
Views: 3061

yeah.. we should look really nice all mounted, with 4 horses dragging a gun, ammunition caisson all moving at the canter :P
by Drouot
Sun Jun 11, 2006 9:23 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Artillery Train
Replies: 27
Views: 3250

Yes it was us with a spooked horse. It was our first time in an areana. We usually practice at our depot which has a large field. On the saturday a horse got spooked because people would not get out the way entering the areana and were not used to powder smoke. On the sunday on the march past, a kid...
by Drouot
Sun Jun 11, 2006 7:11 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Artillery Train
Replies: 27
Views: 3250

liverpool event

This was at the Liverpool event. Where you their :?: Also at Austerlitz in the lovely warm weather :lol:
by Drouot
Sun Jun 11, 2006 6:14 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Horsemen wanted
Replies: 20
Views: 3061

uniform

No problem, here are some pics of what kit we will wear :lol:

We are currently dressed as foot artillery which lacks the dash and swagger of horse artillery. 8)
by Drouot
Sun Jun 11, 2006 2:32 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Artillery Train
Replies: 27
Views: 3250

Artillery Train

Hi All, Some nice pics of my groups artillery train. With thanks to Horses through History, who have provided the horses, limber and trained drivers to pull the gun (to whome we are indebted for their help and valuable input) (the gun is full size full weight french 12-pdr, weighs in at 2.5tonnes!) ...
by Drouot
Sun Jun 11, 2006 2:12 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: royal artillery
Replies: 4
Views: 1617

The gun carriages were not painted in the American Rev Wars. They were left wood, the metal work was blackened and gun tubes polished. Regulations state that the wood work was to be scrubbed with caustic soda once a month and then waxed. For home service, grey paint was not used till 1820's Prior to...
by Drouot
Sun Jun 11, 2006 2:01 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Horsemen wanted
Replies: 20
Views: 3061

Horsemen wanted

Hi, Anyone interested in joining a Horse Artillery Outift? We have the guns, the limbers and the draft horses being provided by Horses Through History (without whome the project would not be viable- big thanks!), We just need reliable horsemen and women who are good riders :lol: or would be willing ...