Horse Safety is a prime concern with the 6th Ohio, often above our own safety. We choose to be in this hobby and so we choose to take the inherent risks. Our faithful mounts deserve to be protected as much as possible from harm.


  • All mounts must be in good health.
  • All mounts must be properly shod for the event terrain.
  • Nighttime Battles are rarely done mounted and only at the walk if done so.
  • Proper vaccinations and tests must be done before events.
  • Horse are monitored during events to prevent dehydration.
  • Proper saddle fit is required for short battles as well as long campaigns.
  • Terrain and Weather determine the aggressiveness of fighting.
  • Trailer safety is required for getting our mounts safely to and from events.