Tactics and Manual for Knights Templars; Sword and Bugle Signals, Rules for Camps and Competitive Drills, Military Orders and Correspondence, Ceremonies and Hints for Knightly Courteses

Tactics and Manual for Knights Templars; Sword and Bugle Signals, Rules for Camps and Competitive Drills, Military Orders and Correspondence, Ceremonies and Hints for Knightly Courteses : Also the Commendery Working Text, the Burial and

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...by a right or left about, according as he is marching to the right or left hand, moves parallel to the column, and enters it again at the rear by another about. To Pass from the Bear to the Head of the Column. Being at a halt: i. Last file from rear to front. 2. Trot. 3. March. At the command trot the Knight in rear gathers his horse; at the command march he leaves the column by an oblique, takes the trot, moves parallel to the column, enters it again at the head by another oblique, and resumes the walk. Repeat the command until all the files have passed in succession from front to rear, or from rear to front. To Increase and Diminish the Rapidity of the Trot. Being at a slow trot. Trot-out. At this command lower the hands and close the legs bv degrees until the horse increases the gait to a fast trot. As soon as the proper gait is attained, see that the horses are kept up to it, and pay particular attention to the positions of the Knights; if their seats become too much deranged, he brings the squad to a slow trot or to a walk. Slow-trot. At this command raise the hands, by degrees, until the horse moderates the gait, closing the legs to prevent his taking the walk. To Pass from a Halt to a Trot. i. Forward. 2. Trot. 3. March. At the command forward, gather the horse; at the command march, pass at once to the trot, as explained, from a walk. To Halt from a Trot. i. Squad. 2. Halt. Executed as explained from a walk; the Knights stop their horses together, but not abruptly. The Spur. The spur is used to punish the horse when he will not obey the legs, and to quicken his pace if lagging. It should be used vigorously and at the moment the horse commits the fault. To apply the spurs, hold firmly to the horse with the legs, turn the toes a...show more

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