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Riding to Arms: A History of Horsemanship and Mounted Warfare

Charles Caramello


Horses and horsemen played central roles in modern European warfare from the Renaissance to the Great War of 1914-1918, not only determining victory in battle, but also affecting the rise and fall of kingdoms and nations. When Shakespeare's Richard III cried, "A horse, a horse, my kingdom for a horse!" he attested to the importance of the warhorse in history and embedded the image of the warhorse in the cultural memory of the West. In Riding to Arms: A History of Horsemanship and Mounted Warfare, Charles Caramello examines the evolution of horsemanship—the training of horses and riders—and its ... More

Keywords: horsemanship, dressage, equitation, mounted warfare, cavalry, shock action, fire action, "long nineteenth century", great war, wastage, dressage, sport riding, equestrian, war horse, thomas blundeville, horse regiments, form to function, light-horse, dragoons

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2022 Print ISBN-13: 9780813182308
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: May 2022 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813182308.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Charles Caramello, author
University of Maryland

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