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Todd Delle, Kassai USA
todd@horsebackarcheryusa.com
Po Box 1897
Bigfork, MT. 59911
U.S.A.
(406) 250-1372

Kassai USA,

Todd Delle, Törzsfo, Providing; Equipment, Training and International competition for the Horseback archer.


Horseback Archery

is a martial discipline dating back more than 2500, years combining the arts of achery and horsemanship. Those who study the history and development of either of these disciplines find very quickly that they intersect at crucial points in history. They have intersected again in modern history with the development of horseback archery as a modern sport studied as a martial art.

For the modern horseman we look to Xenophon's Anabasis. It was during this expedition that he gained the knowledge forming the basis and modern re-discovery of natural horsemanship. The Greek invasion of Persia was a military disaster, but what Xenophon returned home with was a new, working knowledge of horses and tack (most notably the saddle and what would eventually be known as the hackamore).

Archers study the composite bows of people of the Eurasian Steppes. These highly developed bows became legendary in their own right, as were the warriors who carried them. When examining the history of archery, we read of mounted warriors who challenged Rome, conquered China, and of the Silk Road, which played a major role in the renaissance.

Xenophon learned through defeat from an opponent whose weapon of choice was the bow. For the next 2,000 years, the horseback archer spread this style of riding from Japan to the Iberian Peninsula, through Africa to Russia. Through the Scythians, Huns, Mongols, Saracens, Turks, Moors and others, we are left a legacy influencing our archery and horsemanship to this day.

For those having a desire for the practical application of horsemanship, I invite you to step inside and explore more than 3,000 years of the history of horsemanship through the art of Horseback Archery.