Jousting - The Horse Forum
 12Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 39 Old 09-09-2011, 04:08 AM Thread Starter
Yearling
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Nine Mile Falls, Washington
Posts: 1,130
• Horses: 0
Jousting

This probably isn't the proper place so I apologize in advance.

I work with an equestrian team at a Renaissance Festival and I am part of the ground crew for our Joust team. I have a few pictures of what we do which I plan on posting up on the forum later, but I was wondering if anyone else does it, and what their thoughts are.
Deschutes is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 39 Old 09-09-2011, 12:24 PM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Scotland
Posts: 1,444
• Horses: 1
Does using pool noodles count? I've done that.
thesilverspear is offline  
post #3 of 39 Old 09-09-2011, 01:21 PM Thread Starter
Yearling
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Nine Mile Falls, Washington
Posts: 1,130
• Horses: 0
What we do is actually use real lances, dress in armor, and the like, how they did it back in the renaissance age.

It's dangerous, possibly life threatening, and painful as hell, but the riders love it. One of them lost a chunk of skin on his breast just from last practice we had.
Deschutes is offline  
post #4 of 39 Old 09-09-2011, 02:31 PM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 384
• Horses: 0
I don't do it but I'm a big dork and love ren fairs. Is it an sca thing or just a local type thing?
Posted via Mobile Device
Dresden is offline  
post #5 of 39 Old 09-09-2011, 04:06 PM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 400
• Horses: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by thesilverspear View Post
Does using pool noodles count? I've done that.
Lol!
Posted via Mobile Device
christabelle is offline  
post #6 of 39 Old 09-09-2011, 04:26 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Oregon
Posts: 4,355
• Horses: 2
Ouch,I use my dressage whip and say"charge" when I play around...oh boy,that was one of my secrets.
Gidget is offline  
post #7 of 39 Old 09-09-2011, 04:54 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Higgins, TX. YeeHaw!!
Posts: 22,188
• Horses: 24
I've never done it but I always enjoyed watching. About the closest I've ever come to jousting is playing "chicken" with an angry momma-cow LOL.

I would love to see some pictures, the horses and riders always look so majestic in the armor and decorations.

Always remember that feeling of looking at a big, open country over the ears of a good horse, seeing a new trail unwind ahead of you, and that ever-spectacular view from the top of the ridge!!! Follow my training blog: http://robertsontraining.blogspot.com/
smrobs is offline  
post #8 of 39 Old 09-09-2011, 06:53 PM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Scotland
Posts: 1,444
• Horses: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by Deschutes View Post
What we do is actually use real lances, dress in armor, and the like, how they did it back in the renaissance age.

It's dangerous, possibly life threatening, and painful as hell, but the riders love it. One of them lost a chunk of skin on his breast just from last practice we had.
Well, yes. I had figured that out.
thesilverspear is offline  
post #9 of 39 Old 09-09-2011, 07:30 PM Thread Starter
Yearling
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Nine Mile Falls, Washington
Posts: 1,130
• Horses: 0
I will definitely post some pictures.

It's so awesome when you see the tips just splinter in tiny bits and shreds. And the rush you get when you watch them charging, oh man it's awesome.

I don't know if SCA does it, as far as I know, they just do armored fights and such. There are Ren Festivals all over the US, I just happen to live right at the festival site. If you look up your area, you might find quite a few different festivals near your area.

Not quite as glamorous, but this year coming up, we plan on changing that decoration wise.


Supposedly historically accurate!

spookychick13 likes this.
Deschutes is offline  
post #10 of 39 Old 09-09-2011, 07:35 PM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Northern California
Posts: 1,138
• Horses: 1
I've always wanted to do it but never had the chance! (except for with pool noodles like silverspear said)

You are never better than anyone. Every rider has skills they need to improve. The only one you must compare yourself with, is you.
SMCLeenie is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Anyone do 'ring jousting?' DarkChylde Horse Talk 0 01-05-2009 09:16 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome