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The Cavalry Swordsman - Alfred Hutton - 1867

PostPosted: 02 Dec 2013 14:35
by admin

Re: The Cavalry Swordsman - Alfred Hutton - 1867

PostPosted: 02 Dec 2013 18:48
by Dave Long
Hutton (p23) wrote:I strongly recommend that masks should be supplied for the horses; the Household Brigade, I understand, use them ...
hear hear

also contains an interesting approach to defending the nearside hind which Hutton attributes to Sikhs and Afghans.

we can gauge somewhat the degree of training which Hutton expected of a remount, as he expects in several places that the horse (and rider!) can manage a 180 degree half pirouette, but doesn't make any allowance for the circular fight:
Hutton (p19) wrote:On horseback there are two kinds of attack:—viz., the attack direct, when the opponents meet face to face ; and the attack in pursuit, when one, by actually chasing the other, attacks him in rear, or by a skillful manoeuvre of his horse places himself in that position...

Re: The Cavalry Swordsman - Alfred Hutton - 1867

PostPosted: 04 Dec 2013 14:19
by Alex Kiermayer
Great find! Are you applying for the title of HEMA-Santa 2013?

Re: The Cavalry Swordsman - Alfred Hutton - 1867

PostPosted: 05 Dec 2013 12:39
by admin
Hehe, actually I have some more related sources coming available soon - the first will be published soon, then some more after that.

Re: The Cavalry Swordsman - Alfred Hutton - 1867

PostPosted: 05 Dec 2013 12:40
by the_last_alive
Alex Kiermayer wrote:Great find! Are you applying for the title of HEMA-Santa 2013?


He's not beardy enough...

Re: The Cavalry Swordsman - Alfred Hutton - 1867

PostPosted: 05 Dec 2013 13:05
by Alex Kiermayer
The beard problem can be changed. (also the belly problem) :-)