Mounted Archery - Epona

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Mounted Archery

Julie Taylor

Last update on 01.11.2013

An ancient art revived

Mounted archery is an ancient martial art, but as Pettra Engeländer puts it, it is also a "fast meditation". It forces the rider to focus on what is happening here and now and also requires a deep connection between the horse and rider, since the shooting is done from the back of a galloping horse with no hands on the reins.  In this series, Pettra Engeländer talks about the art of mounted archery and what it takes to have a go. Pettra is one of the world's few leading female horseback archers and teaches all over Europe. She has also toured with Appassionata.