TRAIN­ING IDEALS: AMER­I­CAN FOL­LOW­ERS OF FRAN­COIS BAUCHER

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Bu­gler Capt. Fred­er­ick Ben­teen is shown here in about 1862, be­fore his pro­mo­tion to Colonel un­der Al­fred Plea­son­ton at the Bat­tle of Marais des Cygnes. The trum­pet makes a loud noise, and the cap­tain’s horse turns his ears back­ward to lis­ten to it but isn’t at all dis­turbed, as the cocked hind foot shows. The horse’s fore­hand is per­fectly raised on the mere weight of the reins. Ben­teen’s seat is ex­em­plary. The horse’s con­for­ma­tion clas­si­fies him as a grade Thor­ough­bred.

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