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22631Re: [SCA-Archery] Re: Looking for Horseback Archers in Meridies

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  • Jim
    Apr 2, 2007
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      Akhal-Tekes...ooooo yes. I wanted one badly for a long time...until I found out how short they are. :( My feet would scrape the ground riding one of them guys.
      I'm debating on whether or not to adopt a mustang. But then I have to find someone who will gentle it for me. What I'll probably end up doing is going down to the Livestock auctions in Phoenix and finding a horse there. I know someone who does this regularly, cleans up the horse and sells it for twice what she paid.

      The Friesian cross sounds beautiful...I'm jealous.
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      ----- Original Message -----
      From: Jennifer
      To: SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Monday, April 02, 2007 11:26 AM
      Subject: [SCA-Archery] Re: Looking for Horseback Archers in Meridies


      Thank you for all of your replies.

      Hilary...I have just asked to join both of the yahoo groups you
      mentioned. Thank you for the advice.

      Jim...as far as horses go..have you heard of the Akhal-Teke breed...I
      am now obsessed, but essentially, the are an ancient horse breed that
      originated from the Eurasian Steppes...they are rare, and do very
      well at Endurance, etc. I am currently taking lessons and leasing a
      17h Friesan/Percheron/Saddlebred cross (looks just like a purebred
      Friesan, black with feathers :)but in 2.5 years or so, I plan to buy
      myself an Akhal-Teke.

      Anyway, thank you again for all the advice, and I also appreciate
      whatever other information anyone else has to offer.

      Have a great day!

      God Bless.

      Jennifer

      --- In SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com, "Jim" <jim@...> wrote:
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      > I'm new also. Just joined the SCA...two days ago. Also looking at a
      steppe tribe to persona in. Haven't gotten horses yet (hopefully this
      year!)
      > Been looking at the 600 to 800 time period. Was thinking of the
      Alans myself.
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      > Good to know others are looking beyond the Mongols.
      >
      > Jim in Az
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      > The real work of men was hunting meat. The invention of agriculture
      was a giant step in the wrong direction, leading to serfdom, cities,
      and empire. From a race of hunters, artists, warriors, and tamers of
      horses, we degraded ourselves to what we are now: clerks,
      functionaries, laborers, entertainers, processors of information.- Ed
      Abbey
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      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: Jennifer
      > To: SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com
      > Sent: Sunday, April 01, 2007 9:14 AM
      > Subject: [SCA-Archery] Looking for Horseback Archers in Meridies
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      >
      > Hello,
      > My name is Jennifer (have not picked out my SCA name yet)and I am
      > obviously new to the SCA. My husband was very involved before we
      got
      > married, and now that we have moved back to his old stomping
      grounds,
      > and our youngest is 3 years old, we are finally getting back into
      the
      > swing of things.
      >
      > Anyway, I have decided on a Sarmatian persona. I am completely
      > fascinated by this culture. I went searching for a Horse culture,
      > because of my love of riding (I am also a beginner at that, but
      > taking lessons) and I had remembered the Sarmatians (luckily my
      > father was a History teacher...so I have some knowledge :) The
      more I
      > found out the more I knew I was going to love participating in
      the
      > SCA because I finally found a culture that I just love.
      >
      > It will be a while before I am a good enough rider to participate
      in
      > Horseback Archery, but; nonetheless, I would like to get in touch
      > with people near me who do it now. I live in Buford, Ga., in the
      > Kingdom of Meridies. Does anyone know of anyone in my neck of the
      > woods who does Horseback Archery?
      >
      > Any help would be greatly appreciated!
      >
      > Jennifer
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