• Shows

    Eurohorse 2018

    I am a part of the Bohus Elfsborgs Caroliner. Which is a group portraying the Swedish cavalry late 17th  to early 18th century. I believe we are the only group in Scandinavia who reenact battle with horses, but I could be wrong. If someone knows others please let me know.

    And this weekend it was Eurohorse here in Gothenburg and our troop had a show everyday where we showed how we train and a little of what we do, to try and recruit more members. I could only participate today, but it was fun. It went quite well, only issue was that Mod did not want to walk over the tarpulin. But on the other hand he did great in canter in line with the others, which we always had issue with before. And I kind of think that is more important for a cavalry horse, as that is what we do. We seldom walk over tarpulins, although that is great to be able to do.

    Here is our performance in its entirety:

     

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  • Training

    Lichtenauer lance plays

    I got some food for thought the other day when in a forum it was asked if people did or wanted to do rossfechten. Most people said they wanted to start, but I kind of felt, but I do rossfechten. I ride and I stab things, that what I do?
    But then I got a little self conscious, cause Im not very good at it, but is rossfechten just at a certain level? I dont think so, you do HEMA, even if just is at your beginning. If you read and try to do the stuff from manuscripts, dont you do rossfechten then? Even if your really bad at it? I think so, anyway.

    But then I thought, I practise my fencing on foot, to be good, and get better understanding for rossfechten. Everything I do with my horse, is to get the movement for rossfechten. But actual real rossfechten I kind of only train with others, which is sometimes several weekends a month, or it could be several month in between.
    And then I thought, I should do more rossfechten training even without other people. So said and done I decided that at least once a week will be lance work. Not only just to train the technics, but also to get the strength, and familiarity with the lance.

    Here is some video from my first try. It is with plays from lichtenauers teaching and the Van danzing interpetations. Its about that when you are being pursued on the left, you turn right, and if you getting pursued on the right you turn left.

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