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post #11 of 17 Old 12-05-2013, 10:01 PM
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Spirit alllllllllllll the way. Hands down best horse movie ever.
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post #12 of 17 Old 12-06-2013, 09:59 PM
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No question about it. The Lighthorsemen. None of the "hurray for Hollywood" bogus stuff about horses. (e.g. no feral horses suddenly being well trained and conditioned the first time they're ridden; no horse doing the impossible for the love of someone; no horses making a run that simply isn't possible; performing impossible feats, etc, etc, etc,..)

(for those who never saw it):
Based on the actual attack of the Australian Lighthorse on Beersheba during WW I. More accurate than most historical movies (not quite accurate on who actually believed and who doubted the false intelligence...not sure why they reversed it), but mostly extremely accurate with the horses, what they did, how they were used and how they performed.
The charge on Beersheba scene was incredible. Showing each progressive stage from deploying, advance at the walk, advance at the trot, advance at the canter and then charge. Complete with the drawn bayonets which is what they actually used.

The era of Cav had was ending, but that battle was one the examples of why the army should have kept mounted Infantry (although it wasn't US mounted Inf, but Australian....the value is still the same). They did realize it again during Afghanistan. There are still conditions where mounted troops are the best choice, but once it served it's purpose they disbanded it again.
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post #13 of 17 Old 12-06-2013, 11:31 PM
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For those who've never seen it (and I think everyone should ), here's part of the Australian Lighthorse charge on Beersheba. This clip starts late (they're already deployed, but you can see the ambulances and stretcher barers coming on line) and it ends before the charge finishes (with them overrunning the trenches, engaging in close combat, etc....), but you get to see most of it.
And the relatively few casualties shown is actually accurate. The Lighthorse sustained under 100 casualties in that battle. The most successful mounted charge ever made against modern weapons (and it wasn't Cav )

I just with the clip was complete, but it's better than nothing.

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post #14 of 17 Old 12-11-2013, 11:59 AM
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My favorite horse movie is JAPPELOUP unhesitatingly !!
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post #15 of 17 Old 12-11-2013, 06:45 PM
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The documentary called "Buck" is amazing. My trainer is friends with him too 0.0
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post #16 of 17 Old 12-11-2013, 08:32 PM
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I love Ruffian but I always have to have tissues ready.
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post #17 of 17 Old 12-11-2013, 09:41 PM
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Hidalgo and Spirit are mine(:

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