Re: note about Pato
- --- In WestKingdomEQ@yahoogroups.com, dkarp@... wrote:
>duck - in or out of a basket - nor does it permit one rider to try to
> Please note that the SCA version of Pato DOES NOT include a live
yank the basket away from another rider. It is a much tamer version of
the game than that!
>Exactly. It is a "buskhazi" style of game that has already been
adapted to SCA play, which saves some wheel re-invention.
I tend to think it's interesting that we have a game with a written
description from 1610 that is credited as being played by the
indigenious Argentinians as long as there have been horses that closely
resembles a game played in the Far East. It begs a question. Did the
game come with the Europeans bringing horses or is it true that if you
leave bored horsemen alone they will recreate every possible thing you
can do with horses?
I tend to believe it is the later.