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reposted from Academie Duello’s blog

Horsemanship Level 2: what’s old is new

This post was originally published on Academie Duello’s blog in April 2013, and is part of a series detailing the requirements for the Green Spur, or first rank of the Mounted Combat program. Our Horsemanship curriculum, like the Canadian Pony Club … Continue reading

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The Blue Spur Curriculum

This post was originally published on Academie Duello’s blog in April 2013, and is part of a series detailing the requirements for the Green Spur, or first rank of the Mounted Combat program. Having completed our blog tour through the Green … Continue reading

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Striking From the Saddle

This post was originally published on Academie Duello’s blog in April 2013, and is part of a series detailing the requirements for the Green Spur, or first rank of the Mounted Combat program. The final item on the Green Spur checklist … Continue reading

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How Not to Cut Your Horse

This post was originally published on Academie Duello’s blog in March 2013, and is part of a series detailing the requirements for the Green Spur, or first rank of the Mounted Combat program. The Eight Cuts, Contorted for the Saddle … Continue reading

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Mounted Mechanics

This post was originally published on Academie Duello’s blog in March 2013, and is part of a series detailing the requirements for the Green Spur, or first rank of the Mounted Combat program. Last week we took a brief tour … Continue reading

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The Mounted Arsenal

This post was originally published on Academie Duello‘s blog in March 2013, and is part of a series detailing the requirements for the Green Spur, or first rank of the Mounted Combat program. Swordplay Knowledge: mounted weaponry Aside from knowing … Continue reading

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Sword Words

This post was originally published on Academie Duello‘s blog in March 2013, and is part of a series detailing the requirements for the Green Spur, or first rank of the Mounted Combat program. Swordplay Knowledge In the Horsemanship portion of … Continue reading

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Mounted Combat at VISS

originally published in Academie Duello’s blog on 19 Feb 2013 As wonderful as all our venues for the Vancouver International Swordplay Symposium last weekend were, none of them were quite large — or rustic — enough to host a mounted … Continue reading

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Over, Across & Around: turning the sword

Swordplay from the Ground: the three turns of the sword   The last of the swordplay skills you’ll need to demonstrate for your Green Spur is an understanding of the three turns of the sword.  These turns have the same … Continue reading

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Eight Horse Melee

Originally published in Academie Duello’s blog, 5 Feb 2013 I wish I had a photo to share from last Sunday’s Mounted Combat workshop.  The stars aligned so that all participants in the workshop were strong riders, and we had enough … Continue reading

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