Originally Posted by kiwigirl
By the way off the topic, the Polish cavalry were the greatest horsemen in the world and they used saddles. They were the winged horseman.
ive never heard of them!! But I will definitely have to take a look ;)
At the 'high schools' of riding they ride with saddles but without stirrups.
Very early on the greeks rode stirrupless (WOW can you imagine goign into war without stirrups?! Lol) xenaphon was a great horseman and he was greek, he was in no way to 'rough' on the horses, he loved them :P I would totally recomend his book, its very different. But fun to read!!!