Sunday, October 21, 2012

Preparing your horse for mounted archery

There is a lot of prep work to get your horse ready for mounted archery.  The horse has to be desensitized to the sound of the bow, arrows whizzing by, arrow hitting or missing the target.  Plus since you need both hands to shoot the bow, you need to be able to guide your horse with your seat and legs.

I discovered that working working with Blessi that he enjoyed all of this especially if there were carrots involved.  Here is one of the series of videos put out by Ashmoor Horse Archers about getting your horse ready for mounted shooting.  And remember that you can get a toy bow and arrow for about $6.  (A real Hun or Mongol horse bow costs around $250 and up.)

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