I have at last managed to get myself underway looking at British cavalry. I have started with the English Civil Wars, or whatever you want to call them. I call them that because no matter how much you argue about the accuracy of that label, everyone knows what you mean.
Anyway, in the best academic manner I am currently reading what other think about English Civil War cavalry. What is interesting is that the same old stuff is being rolled out again and again, frequently citing the previous user of some ‘fact’ or opinion. And some of it just doesn’t ring true, somehow. I think this is where my experience as both a horseman and a reenactor comes in useful. I read something and don’t take it at face value, I ask what does that mean, practically speaking, how does it work, how does it happen? See my piece on Practical Military History.