basic horsecare training
This little bivak is focussed on the basic horsecare: safety at night, grooming, hoof care, feeding, etc...
The scenario is an Infantry exercise during the summer of 1943 in occupied Belgium.
A minimum of personel remains behind in the bivak to look after the horses for the next 48 hours while the Company is away.
If there was not a direct enemy danger, the German Army often let the horses run free during the night in small enclosed meadows, the extra grazing was always welcome.
After a night of guard duty with the horses, the men start the day with breakfast.
After the horses are collected, they are brought to the picket lines for daily grooming and general care.