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Historical Cavalry/Military Costumes



Historical Cavalry/Military Costumes: Where the riders wear uniforms, the horses have standard issued tack, and in a group all look similar except for the emblems of rank and reward. These costumes should be dated from before 1960.






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Moonlight on Silk
Info: Dappled Gray Thorougbred Gelding
Mold: Stone TB Nazareth
Owned and shown by: Andrea Robbins
Comment: McClellan Saddle and Civil War Union Cavalry Officer. Captain George B. McClellan toured Europe with an Army commission looking at new military tactics. He returned and developed a new modified cavalry saddle. In 1859, the U.S. War Department adopted the McCLELLAN SADDLE. The McClellan Saddle remained the standard issue throughout the history of the horse cavalry. The original M1859 version was the form used during the Civil War. A surcingle was part of the engineering design of this saddle. The Halter was used under the Headstall, with one end of the Lead Strap (the buckle end) hooked to the Halter and the other end, plus the excess, looped through a saddle ring.

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Giandarma
Info: Chestnut Hanoverian gelding
Mold: OF original SM ART.I.G
Owned and shown by: Andrea Robbins
Comments: French 4th Regiment of Cuirassiers, Officer-Colonel, 1812-15, as he would have looked during the Napoleonic Wars.


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Zybasha
Info: Flea-bitten gray Arabian stallion
Mold: OF PS Arab
Owned and shown by: Kimberley Jacobs
Comments: George Washington, Commander-in-Chief, 1776 Continental Dragoons. Props, tack, doll, photo by K. Jacobs.

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Chablis
Info: White Barb gelding
Mold: 17" Goebel Rearing Stallion cm a little bit by K. Jacobs
Owner: Kimberley Jacobs
Comment: HISTORICAL COSTUME: Napoleon Bonaparte celebrates his victory over the Mamelukes, Battle of the Pyramids, Egypt, July 21, 1798. Although not a very good rider, Napoleon admired the horses, horse trappings and weaponry of the Mamelukes. Here he tries out Mameluke-style tack on his horse while in the background, a soldier holds a captured camel wearing Mameluke tack and weapons. Napoleon by L. Jacobs; Other soldier by Dragon-Ignite; Camel by K. & L. Jacobs; Props, tack, photo by K. Jacobs.


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Another Close Up look at Napoleon Bonaparte
Dragon 12 inch articulated action figure
Owner: Kimberlyey Jacobs
Comment: Napoleon Bonaparte celebrates his victory over the Mamelukes, Battle of the Pyramids, Egypt, July 21, 1798. Although not a very good rider, Napoleon admired the horses, horse trappings and weaponry of the Mamelukes. Here he tries out Mameluke-style tack on his horse. Clothes by L. Jacobs; weapons and accessories by K. Jacobs.

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General Rumford
Info: Bay Cleveland Bay gelding
Mold: OF Breyer Cleveland Bay
Owner: Kimberley Jacobs
Comments: HISTORICAL COSTUME: British Royal Horse Guards Artillery Officer, 1820; the rider holds the rank of Captain. Doll by L. Jacobs; Props, tack, photo by K. Jacobs.


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Ishtar
Info: Grey Barb-cross gelding
Mold: 17" Goebel Rearing Stallion painted by Gina Hall
Owner: Kimberley Jacobs
Comment: HISTORICAL COSTUME: Risaldar (Lieutenant) of the 29th Deccan Horse Regiment, Southern India British Army, c.1910. Encountering a cobra! Doll by K. & L. Jacobs; Props, tack, photo by K. Jacobs.

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Sherman
Info: Gray Hanoverian gelding
Mold: OF Starlight Porcelain
Owner: Ki HISTORICAL COSTUME - U.S. Civil War Era's General Robert E. Lee. Doll by L. Jacobs; Props, tack, photo by K. Jacobs. .


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General Robert E Lee
Info: Custom Mego doll
Owner: Kimberley Jacobs
Comment: A close up look at General Robert E. Lee; attired by Lenore and Kim Jacobs.

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