Between now and the New Year, we’re counting down HN’s most popular posts of 2013. With 176,593 views, here’s #2.
21 Cavalry photos you have to see to believe by Wylie, published July 25, 2013:
It’s official: People in the cavalry were INSANE–and we’ve got proof. Check out this craziness….
At cavalry school, riders learned many important skills, like jumping while holding a lance overhead…
Sometimes, they had to jump live humans… …Or even other horses! In cavalry school when your instructor says “Jump,” you ask “How far down?” You also had to learn to ride while standing up, a skill important for photo ops… …Dramatic entrances… …And pulverizing the enemy. If you had the honor of being sent to represent your country in competition, well, good luck with that! Forget blue ribbons–just try not to die. All things considered, though, it could be worse. You could be in the camel cavalry–imagine trying to steer one of those things around a battlefield! No thanks. In honor of all those cavalrymen who served their country honorably and left the world a better place, GO RIDING.