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A Knight's Steed

Posted by
B. Thomas (Arlington, Texas, United States) on 16 July 2016 in Animal & Insect.

The horses used for jousting are trained to run toward the other "knight's" horse and not shy away as the lances crash into the shields. In early Medieval jousting tournaments the losing knight would forfeit his armor and his horse which would be claimed by the victor.

NIKON D5500 1/500 second F/6.0 ISO 280 247 mm (35mm equiv.)

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Un beau cheval

16 Jul 2016 5:57am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Thanks for the explanation

16 Jul 2016 6:15am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

These horses look a little lightweight to carry their own protection plus a fully armoured knight

16 Jul 2016 9:19am

Devi from Chennai, India

Thank you for sharing...grand closeup :)

16 Jul 2016 9:51am

jean pierre a from France

superbe cheval! amitiés

16 Jul 2016 5:07pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

An excellent portrait of the brave horse.

16 Jul 2016 5:35pm

ursulakatariina from Turku, Finland

Gorgeous horse.

16 Jul 2016 5:50pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

A regal looking portrait

16 Jul 2016 6:19pm

Philnz from Ngatea, New Zealand

So they could walk away to fight another day

17 Jul 2016 2:20am

L'Angevine from Angers, France


17 Jul 2016 6:50am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Fine horse

19 Jul 2016 1:16pm

1/500 second
ISO 280
247 mm (35mm equiv.)