Just Add Horse: Measure, Breadth & Tempo in Mounted Work || Jennifer Landels

Jennifer Landels || Academie Duello

Weapons: Longsword or Sidesword

Fiore dei Liberi provides us with a beautifully complete weapons system from unarmed combat, through short and long weapons, to mounted combat, with actions and concepts that are often interchangeable between weapons. However, the speed, dimensions, and differing mobility of a horse add complexity and restrictions to mounted combat that are not found in ground-based combat. In this workshop we will explore how single-handed sword actions need to alter when taken to the saddle. As well, we will look at which actions translate seamlessly and are your ace in the hole, regardless of where you're fighting from.