Re: [WestKingdomEQ] Swordsmanship from horseback...
>someone on the SCA eq list who was insiting that one could NOT useones hips to swing a sword from horseback so we never had to wrry
about hitting too hard in the new experimental game mounted combat.<
That's funny! Tell that to my dressage instructor - or to the folks
who watched me ride a rental at Estrella and immdiately asked me 'Do
you do dressage?' And when I replied in the affirnative and asked how
they knew, they could all tell I was strongly queing weith my hips
(neck reining with no hands wasn't happening since I was holding a bag
of rocks and a sword- fun, fun!) But the poor western horse I was on
had *no clue* what I was asking him to do.
We managed, but the point being everyone could *tell* I was using my
hips due to years of training - the exact same thing I'm willing to
bet a heavy will do in the saddle when they swing a sword. (Of
course, if their horse is English that will make them go away from the
opponent, sort of eliminating the point of power generation! ) But
regardless its still likely to exceed whats necessary for a good