I have to put in a special word of thanks also for the awesome guys in the 1st Maine Cavalry, for helping us on the 1st Bdge staff (many of whom had never rode a horse at an event before, myself included) and keeping us from, well, *actually* dying or hurting our loaned horses! Their firm but very patient advice and assistance made a huge impact and impression, especially on me, and really helped me get the most out of my "equine experience" which I plan to further pursue off, and occasionally on, the field in the future. Also, to Brian Brown for helping us with the literal care and feeding of the horses and teaching us the basics of handling tack, etc. These things ALONE totally made my weekend. It was simply great stuff!
"Will work, for...knapsacks"