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Historical Practices in Horsemanship and Equestrian Sports

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Edited by Anastasija Ropa and Timothy Dawson

Publication date: November, 2022

Pages: 311, colour


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Foreword
, Jason Kingsley


Introduction. Continuities of Equestrian Practices 
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Anastasija Ropa


CHAPTER 1

Envisioning Early Equestrianism: Clues from Archaeology and Ancient DNA

Katherine S. Kanne


CHAPTER 2

Feminizing the Hippodrome: Finding the Female in a Male World

Carolyn Willekes


CHAPTER 3

The Horses of the Bayeux Tapestry: Where the Art of Roman Riding Meets the Middle Ages

Anneli Sundkvist


CHAPTER 4

Appraising the Warhorse: Restaurum Equorum in the Reigns of Edward I and II

Emma Herbert-Davies


CHAPTER 5

Horse Head Position in Premodern Times: A Textual, Iconographic, and Archeological Analysis

Jennifer Jobst


CHAPTER 6

Groundwork with Horses: Learning from Medieval and Early Modern Treatises

Anastasija Ropa


CHAPTER 7

The Italian Influence on Equestrian Art in Europe in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries

Marcin Ruda


CHAPTER 8

An Experimental Case Study of Pluvinel’s Horse Training around the Single Pillar

Lisa Marieke Kyre


CHAPTER 9

Playing Chicken: The Early History and Modern Revival of an Ancient Game

Jane Badger, Timothy George Dawson


CHAPTER 10

Fox-hunting and Classical Horsemanship as Social Performance of Elitism and Power: A Journey Across Time

Sarah Sargent


CHAPTER 11

Retrospective: Michel Henriquet on the Vanishing Point of Lightness

Kip Mistral


List of Contributors

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Editor(s)
Anastasija Ropa, Timothy Dawnson
Imprint
Trivent Medieval
Book series
Rewriting Equestrian History
Book series editor(s)
Anastasija Ropa, Timothy Dawnson
ISBN (hardcover)
978-615-6405-61-6
ISBN (paperback)
978-615-6405-60-9
eISBN
978-615-6405-62-3
Publication date
November, 2022
Page numbers
311

Specific References

New things are forgotten old things – this rediscovery of the past is especially important in horsemanship and equestrian sports. Despite advances in sciences and technology, the physiologies and psychologies of the two principal agents, the equid and the human, have undergone relatively few changes since horse domestication. The studies collected in this volume outline such essential and recurring challenges in equestrianism as gender issues, equine identification, the use of hyperflexion and groundwork in training, as well as many others, from prehistory to this day.

ANASTASIJA ROPA holds a doctoral degree from Bangor University (North Wales) and is currently a senior researcher at the Latvian Academy of Sport Education. Her most recent research explores medieval equestrianism in English and French literary sources.

TIMOTHY DAWSON, Ph.D. (2003), University of New England, is a UK-based independent scholar and founder of Levantia. He has authored numerous academic publications on medieval Byzantium, the history of horsemanship and cavalry and various aspects of daily life in Europe and the Near East.

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