How did Native Americans ride off the sides of their horses in battle? - Page 2
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Training Horses > Natural Horsemanship

How did Native Americans ride off the sides of their horses in battle?

This is a discussion on How did Native Americans ride off the sides of their horses in battle? within the Natural Horsemanship forums, part of the Training Horses category
  • How did native americans ride horses

Like Tree37Likes

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    06-01-2013, 04:00 AM
  #11
Started
.... Youtube time :d
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    06-01-2013, 04:02 AM
  #12
Yearling
I can't mount a 14h horse bareback, bwhahah!
Nokotaheaven and KigerQueen like this.
     
    06-01-2013, 04:07 AM
  #13
Started
... And all youtube offers me is riding sidesaddle >.>
Wheatermay likes this.
     
    06-01-2013, 04:08 AM
  #14
Yearling
Sadly I think our best example of native riding would be the Disney movie Spirit... lol.... no shooting that I can remember though....
Nokotaheaven and EliRose like this.
     
    06-01-2013, 04:16 AM
  #15
Started
I know there's some side riding in Tombstone (the movie), but its not done by natives and there was a saddle and bridle used
     
    06-01-2013, 10:48 AM
  #16
Yearling
I'd ask did they actually do any of it? I'm in the midst of academia doing a Ph.D. And doing that kind of stuff you tend to notice how many of the taken for granted assumptions we have about so many things, many of them “absolute truth”, are actually figments of popular culture's imagination.
For example, how many of us assume that medieval knights were slow, cumbersome and weighed down by all that armour, to the extent they needed to be hoisted onto their horses by a winch like contraption? And its all rubbish, that myth comes from an old film adaptation of Henry V (directed by Lawrence Olivier, I think). The point is, precisely, that the way we think people did things in the past, like how native Americans rode a horse, are probably much more conditioned by images we saw on moves that are not shaped by historical fact but by what people will find appealing to watch.
Id go ask some native Americans that still ride around on horses what they think; you might get a more historically accurate answer.
bsms, Nokotaheaven and EliRose like this.
     
    06-01-2013, 11:33 PM
  #17
Yearling
Quote:
Originally Posted by AnrewPL    
Id go ask some native Americans that still ride around on horses what they think; you might get a more historically accurate answer.
I have actually, part of my family, lol.. And they say the same. Then the discussion came to that their history can become distorted as well. I figure just like any other culture there are good riders and bad riders. Maybe some could hang on like that, but maybe others couldnt. Might find someone who knows more, bc non of my family on that side rides horses. Maybe find a native that rides?
     
    06-02-2013, 05:14 AM
  #18
Super Moderator
As Saddlebag says they were very fit.
Horses would have been around 15 hands as they were basically feral horses escaped from the Spanish.

When playing around practising for gymkhana games we were often bareback and I know I (not very athletic at all) could lean right over the pony's side and pick up something from the ground and return to upright!
I would hook the heel of my foot into the pony's spine and have my left arm around his neck or holding the mane. Best done at a fast canter as the momentum helps you back on.

I absolutely refute the rumour that I ever shot anyone from this position!

Vaulting onto a horse is not difficult it is a knack and once learned the height makes little difference.
Wheatermay and jaydee like this.
     
    07-02-2013, 11:57 PM
  #19
Foal
Thanks everyone for your input. I've still not found detailed information that totally describes it. I have read several historical reference, but since the riders are disappearing on the OFF side from the observer, the observers can't describe how it is done!
Wheatermay likes this.
     
    07-03-2013, 12:41 AM
  #20
Yearling
Foxhunter... I want video! That sounds amazing!!!!
     

Tags
historic, native american, shield, trick riding

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
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:

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

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
His battle is over ThePaintGirl Horse Memorials 25 12-20-2012 11:38 PM
Older horses can roll on one or both sides? livelovelaughride Horse Talk 17 12-14-2012 01:30 PM
Let them battle it out? alexischristina Barn Maintenance 2 07-01-2010 09:57 PM
Sore sides? kmdstar Horse Health 0 04-19-2010 02:49 PM
Biting at sides ilovesonya Horse Breeding 13 01-11-2010 07:50 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:32 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0