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About To Lose It 

Copyright 2014 © Ron Marshall, 85 X 75 cm oil

   The rider of this horse is about to lose his seat and hit the dust. For a few Light Horsemen who had been issued a particularly strong willed mount, the scene shown in this painting was a regular daily occurrence. When first mounted for the day- or night ride, some horses insisted on bucking their rider off – just to show him who was the real boss in this particular partnership of man and horse. They would then settle down to the task at hand and be completely amiable and compliant.

Such a horse was  Blue:

            Every morning, for the remainder of the war, the same scene was enacted – when Bob mounted ‘Blue’ as he had named the horse, he was promptly thrown. The second time the horse walked away. It was as if ‘Blue’ was simply letting the rider know just who was boss. Some mornings, when Bob was feeling better than others he would stay on a little longer – but Blue would not let up until he had tossed him off”
             It was one of the little diversions of the war the Troop looked forward to every morning.”

LIGHT HORSE Lawrence McRae,1986, p55

 

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Jennifer:

I picked up the print today from our nosy small town postal worker. "What did you get from Australia?" she asked. When I remarked that it was a print of the Australian Light Horse in WWI all that generated was a very puzzled look.
In any event the print is absolutely gorgeous . . . better "in person" than on the website! Thanks so much for sending it out so fast. Now I've got to make some wall space available . . .
michael-j-martin Mike

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Dear Mr. Marshall,

Your print on canvas "The Charge" was given to me at my retirement dinner by my officers of the Special Operations Component, Coral Springs Police Department in Coral Springs, Florida. Trully stunning rendition which captures the excitement of the moment while conveying a warmth of comeradeship to the end. It will hang in my study above my collection of King and Country Lighthorsemen collectibles.

I served 35 years with Coral Springs Police Department with the last four years as Captain of the S.O.C. which is 26 officers strong with various units (Tactical & Gang, K-9, Bikes and Substations).

Your painting made my day, thank you, F McK.