US soldier on horseback during WWII
At a time when tanks and armored vehicles have replaced the reliable horse and made the cavalry soldier obsolete, there were documented cases of US, Polish, Russian, and German soldiers on horseback taking on the enemy or conducting reconnaissance.
Learning the Following Release Over Fences
Learning the Following Release Over Fences Many of us agree that the ideal way to help our horses jump their best is to use the following--or automatic--release. But this is obviously easier said than done. So, what are some ways to practice and perfect this method? Here are a few I’ve found helpful in my own riding and when helping students to wean themselves off the crest release: