Responded offlist with bunches of resources. Looking forward to chatting at Coronation this weekend. :)-EowythOn Fri, Jan 3, 2014 at 7:33 PM, Jerry Harder <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
I have been reading some of the other kingdoms rules for k-9 guilds. Can you forward/put me in touch or whatever what rules have been established for the horse folk. I am curious what is required and or suggested on both corporate and kingdom levels. I will be at 12th night and coronation. Maybe we can chat?
Master Gerald Goodwine
On 1/2/2014 2:17 PM, Eowyth ža Sišend wrote:
Pageantry is period and most of the "games" that we do are in fact pulled from period sources (reeds, rings, quintain, heads), not to mention actual jousting & mounted combat. Those fall under the "weapons" activities, I suppose.
Also - racing - totally happened and may (or may not) have involved actual weapons. ;-)
Now - the way that we run 'challenges', no, I don't believe that would have been in practice back then. But the elements that make them up certainly were. It was about practicing the skills needed & training the horses for what they needed to do. And who is to say that they didn't combine running at a target with a lance, to be followed swiftly with cutting the head off a dummy? Seems practical to me.