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Re: [RC] Boldness - rides2far

I gotta agree, selection as a cavlary horse would require a 
selection for a certain degree of boldness.  Timid horses would have to
been removed from the gene pool long ago.

I think that would depend on whether you spent more time attacking or
retreating. Bold horses out front would make easy targets. :-) One of my
favorite stories from the book "Mary Chestnut's Civil War Diary" was of
her husband acquiring a new TB which he rode into battle. When they said,
"Charge" it took off with a blast of speed that left all the other horses
from his unit behind and he was charging full force far ahead of his men
into the enemy line with a dead runaway. Fortunately, the Yanks figured
any cavalryman that bold must be Jeb Stuart so they paniced and ran. :-)



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