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post #1 of 10 Old 03-27-2019, 12:33 PM Thread Starter
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Persian Horseback Archery

I follow this guy on FB, Ali Goorchian. He's the president of the Persian Horseback Archery Association. Thought I'd share this video - it's the only one I've found on youtube so far - all the rest are on FB. He teaches clinics, often posts go-pro vids of riding his horse, has the most stunning Arabians, and they often ride with loose horses - and having done that with Siesta and Trigger one day (Siesta being a retired appaloosa gelding and old fart instigator who belongs to someone else) I can tell you - riding with loose horses takes skill and patience. The loose horses will do their best to tempt the others into playing and acting silly.


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Oh my goodness, I'm breathless watching that video. Archery is cool enough but on horseback at that speed - one misstep and you're down. Those are some amazing horses!
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I've been watching archery on horseback for quite a while now. I think that it is the coolest thing.

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I wish I could find the vid of him riding his horse and wearing a go pro. It's just him, that I can tell, and you can see the horse flicking his ears back... listening... listening... waiting... walking... then BOOM. Whatever pressure these horses work off - the cue is given and he launches himself down the trail. Go pro pans left, and all you see is the shadow of this horse, stretched out long as he hits a full, hard gallop, tail crooked in joy. It just takes your breath and makes you want to be there, in that saddle.
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Did I see that right that he rides in two-point to steady his upper body when he looses the arrow?
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I... don't know. But here's a pic of one of the people from his clinics. On first glance, I see that heel position and think she's going to get KILLED because she's off balance... but I THINK the saddle is set up so you can lean your upper thighs against it for stability.
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This is awesome! I can't watch this too much because I'll end up wanting to do it. These folks were extremely effective in olden days when people still fought on horseback. They could storm down on a bunch of infantry and pound them into the dirt (the reason pikes were invented... ) And they could outmaneuver heavy cavalry forces no sweat, especially the ones not equipped with javelins or bows.



I do wonder how heavy the draw on that bow is. Just strong enough to counter the wind and hit the foam target or actually a 60-70 lbs draw weight that could bring down an animal/human? (Not that they would, but for the sake of authenticity)

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Good question. Just grabbing the first information I came across... From Alpine Mounted Archery:


"The bow should have a draw weight between 25-35 pounds for thumb draw and 30-40 pounds for a three-finger draw though a higher poundage can be used but is not needed as the targets are only 7 meters away (almost 23ft) and the farthest shot on any competition course does not exceed 40 meters (131 ft), 25 to 40 pounds is plenty of poundage for your bow.



Though most folks can learn right from the beginning with the horse bows and can pull them back without trouble, we sometimes start new folks and kids out with a regular Jr. bow for ease of use on the horse and safety then switch over to the bow needed once they have mastered the smaller bow that has an arrow shelf."

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I went to high school (lukio) with the Finnish national horseback archery champion. His Youtube is here: https://www.youtube.com/user/Trophybow1/videos I have always thought it looked pretty cool but have never tried it myself.

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This is definitely on our (me and my daughter's) list of things to try with our horses! Some kind of mounted archery. Also, man, some of those people were just amazing riders! Just wow!
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