Taffy was an Australian war horse from the famed Australian Light Horse Brigade. A "Waler" and their rider were considered a team and working together was vital to the success of the overall unit. Taffy and his rider Corporal Austin Edwards served in the Middle East during World War I. During the Battle of Romani, Corporal Edwards was wounded. Taffy stood still under fire so his team mate could remount, prooving the training and love that was shared between rider and mount.
“Forward, the Light Brigade!
Charge for the guns!” he said.
Into the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred. -Charge of the Light Brigade Alfred, Lord Tennyson
(I love the poem, as most military men do, even though the history on this poem was for a different outfit during the Crimean War in 1800's. It still fits. Those Aussies went through some hell). We are honored to named this minimalist field bag Taffy.