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I'm a hussar, I'm a Hun, I'm a wretched Englishman
Routing Bonaparte at Waterloo
I'm a dragoon on a dun, I'm a Cossack on the run
I'm a horse soldier, timeless, through and through
I'm a horse soldier, eternal, through and through

prince on a white horse by oscarsnapshotter
Feira Medieval by Endivas
Aim by maxre
Medieval Rider by fengor

I's with Custer and the 7th in 76 or 77

Scalped at Little Big Horn by the Sioux

And the tears and devistation of a once proud warrior nation

This I know cause I was riding with them too

Keeyana by photocrafter
At the East Gate by photocrafter

I drank mare's blood on the run when I rode with the Great Khan
On the frozen Mongol steppe while at his height
I's a White Guard, I's a Red Guard, I's the Tsar's own palace horse guard
When Romanov was murdered in the night

Horse traders III by vulezvrk
Mongolian Horse Rider by kayellaneza
Mongolians by heroamka
Red Army on horses by raven910703

I knew Salah al-Din and rode his swift Arabians
Harassing doomed crusaders on their heavy drafts
And yet I rode the Percheron against the circling Saracen
And once again against myself was cast

el haibaah by elbrg3
I Want to Eat That.... by EssieofWho
Arabian Horse 3 by shehri
Horse racing by ahmed-Alsheme
the dangers of jousting by MarkGreenmantle

Well I've worn the Mounties crimson, if you're silent and you listen
You'll know that it was with them that I stood
When Mayerthorpe, she cried, as her four horsemen died
Gunned down in scarlet, coldest blood

The Royal Canadian Mounties by MShah123
Mounted police by gawa-alexe

I's the firstest with the mostest when I fought for Bedford Forrest

Suffered General Wilson's Union raid

Mine was not to reason why, mine was but to do or die

At Crimea with the charging light brigade

Ride em Cowboy by Tepara
Civil War Soldier III by Inuyashaslove

On hire from Swiss or Sweden, be me Christian, be me heathen

The devil to the sabre I shall put

With a crack flanking maneuver, I'm an uhlan alles uber

Striking terror into regiment afoot

Lipizzaner Stallion by La-Vita-a-Bella

Combat Line by Goodbye-kitty975
Suwalki 05 by silvena

I knew my days were numbered when oer the trenches lumbered
More modern machinations de la guerre
No match for rapid fire or the steel birds of the sky
With a final rear guard action I retreat
No match for barbered wire or the armoured engines' whine
Reluctant I retire and take my leave

Horse artillery by WormWoodTheStar
Occupy Wall St. 10-15-2011 by bogieharmond
M777 Howitzer by MilitaryPhotos
BOOM by Steezy303

Today I ride with special forces on those wily Afghan horses
Dostums Northern Alliance give their thanks
No matter defeat or victory, in battle it occurs to me
That we may see a swelling in our ranks

Afghan Man And Horse by Ym2d
Todorovden Celebrations IX by Quenia
Tent Pegger by farrukhpitafi
Arabian Horse by rAyAn86

Is with the Aussies at Beersheba took the wells so badly needed

And with the Polish lancers charging German tanks

Saw Ross' mount shot down at Washingtown the night we burned the White House down

And cursed the sack of York and sons of Yanks

Suwalki 02 by silvena
Horse traders II by vulezvrk

Corb Lund - "Horse Soldier, Horse Soldier"

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photocrafter Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014
Thank you my friend for including some of my photographs. 
Very lovely how you put it all together.
1pen Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you! :hug:
photocrafter Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014
My pleasure!
silvena Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome and touching collection ... It's really nice to see two my pics here :)
1pen Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you! :heart:
Superveloz Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014
I don't know why... but I read that like if it was a country song... .-.
1pen Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Professional Photographer
It is. See the youtube video at the bottom. :)
Mouselemur Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
It's really nice to see some historical moments and persons pass by; it makes one look at horse soldiers in a different way. Great poem, and the photos you chose are quite stunning :clap:
1pen Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much! :hug:
Andaelentari Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
oh beautiful :clap: some of these photos look like paintings from the thumbnails, they're so poetic <3
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