The following is an excerpt from my column “A Stud. A Shave. A Statement” as seen on Harry’s Five O’Clock Mag:
Long before the invention of drones and chemical warfare, people had to defend themselves the old fashioned way, like, with hatchets and muskets and stuff. Which makes the war heroes of olden times all the more impressive. Battles were messy face-to-face affairs where the best mode of saving your hide wasn’t say, a tank, but a wiry and well-appointed horse.