Re: [sig] horse archery
- Not being a rider, I believe it was a canter and the
horse was large, a quarter horse mix they said. I have
a 48# short Turkish bow and I hit the target, ONCE,
that's right, ONCE. Lowsey rider, lowsey archer.
Beautiful combination but I would have died in period.
--- Diane Sawyer <tasha_medvedeva@...> wrote:
> --- Tim Nalley <mordakus@...> wrote:
> > 'dak here:
> > Actually, I tried horse archery this summer and
> > found that (1) its a hoot (2) its hard as hell (3)
> > that its easier to do the parthian shot with
> > stirrups and (4) shooting at the hieght of the
> > bounce
> > in the gait of your mount is harder with a normal
> > sized horse without skewering something important
> > it.
> What gait were you riding at? Were you on your own
> on a longe line? And "normal" sized horse as
> to what size horse?
> We've been discussing horse archery some here in the
> East. No one really feels comfy with it yet, nor do
> many of the riders have appropriate archery
> so we've sort of tabled it for now.
> still working on that standing in the stirrups
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- Someone scanned in a few pics from Medvedev -- I don't remember now what the
original question was, but I am sure the images will be helpful :)
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