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During a march the cavalry commander must always think ahead, in order that he may rest the horses' backs and relieve the men by walking, giving moderate spells of alternate riding and marching. You can't misjudge what is a moderate spell, since every man is himself the measure1 that will show you when they are getting tired.

1 Perhaps a reference to the theory of Protagoras, “Man is the measure of all things.”

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