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Taffy Waits
Copyright © 2007 Jennifer Marshall 

(This painting inspired Bush poet Kym Eitel to write a poem Taffy Waits which won the serious section of the bush poetry section in Man From Snowy River Festival in 2011-click)

This painting was inspired by this story below, which depicts the close bond between the Australian Light horsemen and their Walers.

Taffy-Austin-Edwards-Australian-Light-HorsePictured are Corporal Austin Edwards, his horse Taffy, and all equipment.

Corporal Edwards was seriously wounded at the Battle of Romani.

During the battle, Taffy stood still for his wounded rider to remount and escape.


Military Articles & Anecdotes

THE AUSTRALIAN LIGHT HORSE AT WAR 1914 - 1918
By Lt Col Edwin L. Kennedy Jnr . US Army

Artist's note:
  When I read this story I just had to paint it and I cried all the time that I was painting it. I remembered how my own horses had looked after me, treating me especially tenderly whenever I was unwell.

One day I was more unwell than I realised when I rode my young palomino mare, Doeline. Not long into our ride - about 150 metres - I couldn't see and dismounted, then fainted at her feet. She stood patiently waiting beside me as I lay unconscious for some time out in a lonely country paddock. She stood still for me to struggle back into the saddle, and she ever so carefully carried me back to our starting point. I dismounted, tied her to the hitching post and fell unconscious again. Altogether this happened over a 3 hour period.

So I know how it was with Taffy and Corporal Austin Edwards, but my horse waited for me and carried me to safety out in an quiet country paddock - Taffy did this for Corporal Edwards on a tumultuous and deafening battlefield, where all his instincts were telling him to flee from the noise and terror... but over-riding those instincts, his love, loyalty and concern for his rider bid him stay still amid the terrifying tumult- and wait.

A remarkable horse... a remarkable relationship!


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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 . . .
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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.