Warriors on Horseback

Chifney, though, played a waiting game; riding long in the saddle with a slack
rein, sitting back, both on the horse and within the race. Having held up his ...
second event. Although nothing was ever proven, the 68 WARRIORS ON

Author: John Carter

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472911520

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 176

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Winner of the prestigious Dr. Tony Ryan literary prize, awarded to the author of the best book on any aspect of thoroughbred horse racing. A remarkable and riveting insight into the lives of jockeys. Jockeys who earn a living race riding on racehorses are a incredible group. They are fiercely competitive on the racecourse but enjoy a tribal kinship in the weighing room. The minimum requirements for long-term success are courage, skill, athleticism and an intuitive understanding of how to 'get a tune' out of a horse. This book celebrates these warriors on horseback, both the old and the new, highlighting the headline performers for jump racing and flat racing in the last five centuries – male and female and from around the globe - as well as taking the reader on a behind-the-scenes look at the lifestyle of professional jockeys in the 21st century.The book takes a tour of Aintree's weighing room, tracks a day in the life of a Derby-winning jockey and investigates the twin challenges faced by jockeys: inevitable injuries and 24/7 weight management. The book also looks back at historical events where jockeys have made the headlines, including: the scandal of jockey Sam Chifney, Lord Bunbury and the Prince of Wales; Captain Becher and his attempt to negotiate Aintree's formidable fences during the Grand National's inaugural running; Fred Archer, who committed suicide in the mists of mental and physical misery; Red Pollard's partnership with the great American horse, Seabiscuit; Bob Champion, who recovered from cancer to win the Grand National, and Frankie Dettori's magnificent seven wins in one day at Ascot. Dettori is just one of the more recent jockeys featured; others include Lester Piggott, Bill Shoemaker, Scobie Breasley, Julie Krone, John Francome and Tony McCoy. The book features quotes and insights from eminent jockeys and racing insiders, people who know the profession and the sport; and is illustrated with captivating images from the world of horseracing. Foreword by Bob Champion MBE, former jump jockey and Grand National winner.

Catalogue of a series of photographs from the collections in the British museum

... of frieze of Parthenon ; warriors on horseback . About B . C . 440 . Athens .
Pentelic Marble . Part of frieze of Parthenon ; warriors on horseback . About B . C
. 440 . Athens . Pentelic Marble . Part of frieze of Parthenon ; warriors on
horseback .

Author: Mansell W.A. and co



Category: Photographs

Page: 122

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Ancient Germanic Warriors

Many slid from their steeds, dove beneath their foes' horses, and struck them in
the underbelly. Plutarch, Crassus Indo-European horse-stabbers Only the most
undaunted foot warrior can face horse-warriors, be they on chariots or horseback.

Author: Michael P. Speidel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134384203

Category: History

Page: 328

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Presenting a range of evidence for these diverse styles, from Roman art to early medieval bracteate amulets, and from classical texts to Beowulf, the Edda and Icelandic sagas, Professor Speidel here details seventeen different Germanic warriors styles, including berserks, wolf-warriors, club-wielders, long-hairs, ghost warriors and horse-stabbers, and how they indicate an unbroken continuity of customs, beliefs and battle-field tactics. Ancient Germanic warriors played a decisive role in historical events from 200 BC, when Germanic culture first became identifiable, to AD 1000 when Christianity swept through the Nordic countries. Arising from beliefs and states of mind, a variety of warrior styles manifested themselves in differences of dress, weaponry and fighting technique. Fully illustrated with over fifty photographs, this vivid and fascinating survey adds a colourful new dimension to our understanding of the history of Europe.

Baptist Missionary Magazine

Eight boy warriors on horseback in Indian file , each supTwo guards . ported by
two young warriors on foot . Paper lion on trolley . Young girl on horseback .
Young warrior on horseback . Refreshments . Paper lion , cub , and globe on
wheels .




Category: Baptists


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Comanche Warriors

Eventually, many horses escaped into the wilderness. Indian tribes captured
these horses, bred them, and traded them. By the 1800s, the Comanche were the
most skilled warriors on horseback. The Comanche rode horses during hunts
and ...

Author: Mary Englar

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1429613114

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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"Edge super high interest, low reading level books about great warriors in history."

Are All Warriors Male

For example, when women's graves on the steppes contain evidence that they
rode horses, the grave occupants may be interpreted as “warrior-women" (e. g.,
Davis-Kimball 2002), rather than considering a life on horseback for a variety of ...

Author: Katheryn M. Linduff

Publisher: AltaMira Press

ISBN: 1461647509

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

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This collection of original essays presents an in-depth look at the archaeology of the Eurasian steppe—from China to Europe—and the evidence of gender roles in ancient nomadic societies.

The Baptist Missionary Magazine

... scrolls , two abreast . A paper horse and girl mounted on ... Young warrior on
horseback . Paper lion , cub , and globe on ... boy warriors on horseback in
Indian file , each supported by two young warriors on foot . Young girl on
horseback .




Category: Baptists


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Volumes 7-77, 80-83 include 13th-83rd, 86th-89th annual report of the American Baptist missionary union.

Horse Nations

Even Ngünechan, the Mapuche deity who includes aspects of the Christian God
and the Virgin Mary, may take on the guise of four warriors on horseback. Riding
horses in their visions, machi use guns, knives, and war cries to drive away ...

Author: Peter Mitchell

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191008826

Category: History

Page: 496

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The Native American on a horse is an archetypal Hollywood image, but though such equestrian-focused societies were a relatively short-lived consequence of European expansion overseas, they were not restricted to North America's Plains. Horse Nations provides the first wide-ranging and up-to-date synthesis of the impact of the horse on the Indigenous societies of North and South America, southern Africa, and Australasia following its introduction as a result of European contact post-1492. Drawing on sources in a variety of languages and on the evidence of archaeology, anthropology, and history, the volume outlines the transformations that the acquisition of the horse wrought on a diverse range of groups within these four continents. It explores key topics such as changes in subsistence, technology, and belief systems, the horse's role in facilitating the emergence of more hierarchical social formations, and the interplay between ecology, climate, and human action in adopting the horse, as well as considering how far equestrian lifestyles were ultimately unsustainable.

Mongol Warriors

All warriors carried a small wicker shield covered with leather for protection.
Some warriors ... Some warriors also wore coats with layers of leather or metal
scales. ... There, Mongol warriors on horseback would attack with sabers and

Author: Terri Dougherty

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1429613122

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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"Edge super high interest, low reading level books about great warriors in history."

Behold a Pale Horse

'I think warriors on horseback like to use long, slashing swords. It depends on
who one is fighting. These short swords are efficient at close quarters, but faced
with a charging warrior with a lance or a full-length sword, their use is limited.

Author: Peter Tremayne

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 1250014832

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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A perplexing case of murder and conspiracy in the pagan wilds of Northern Italy In 664 A.D., just after the events detailed in Shroud for the Archbishop, Fidelma of Cashel takes a unexpected detour on her trip home from Rome. While in the port at Genua (modern day Genoa), Fidelma—sister of one Ireland's kings and an advocate in her country's law courts—receives word that one of her old teachers, Brother Ruadan, is reaching the end of his days. Determined to see her old mentor one last time, Fidelma takes the treacherous journey to a remote abbey in the countryside—a place where the old pagan religion still has a hold and where even the Christians are often in bloody conflict with each other. But after she hears her dying teacher's last words, Fidelma's most dangerous adventure has just begun. With one murder after the next and a vicious war in the offing, it is up to Fidelma, alone and on her own, to unravel an extraordinary conspiracy before it is too late.

Pagoda Shadows

Eight boy warriors on horseback in Indian file , each supported by two young
warriors on foot . Young girl on horseback . Refreshments . Platform with two girls
working at a bean - curd mill . Two horizontal banners . Platform with set piece of

Author: Adele Marion Fielde



Category: China

Page: 208

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Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland

Three warriors on horseback inscribed horizontally above OTEVEL DRAB
DEMBEGE . Smaller row below . Warrior on horseback , inscribed vertically on
right TIDRIK : Lion and Dragon facing each other , and standing on a conical hill ;
a ...

Author: Society of Antiquaries of Scotland



Category: Scotland


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Includes List of members.

The British Museum

Narrow frieze supposed to have gone round the exterior of the building : it
represents presents of dresses , horses , & c . ... On the north side below is a
combat of warriors on foot and horseback , and the satrap Paiafa seated ,
attended by four ...

Author: Henry Green Clarke



Category: Antiquities


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The Origin and Influence of the Thoroughbred Horse

Just as the medieval gentleman was known by his horse , his hound , and his
hawk , so the keeping of horses was the mark of an aristocrat at Athens and in
other parts of ... 135 , 374 , 375 ( fight between two warriors on horseback ) , no .

Author: William Ridgeway



Category: Horses

Page: 538

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And further , horses like what packers call quiet loads , loads that don ' t shift
about , loads that are always well balanced . ... It took another thousand years
after that letter to King Zimri - Lin for warriors on horseback , organised into units
and ...

Author: J. Edward Chamberlin

Publisher: ОЛМА Медиа Групп

ISBN: 9781904955368

Category: Animals and civilization

Page: 208

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Presents an account of how the horse has contributed to almost every aspect of human history, from transport and war to agriculture, sports and arts. This book draws on archaeology, biology, art, literature and ethnography to show the relationship between humans and horses throughout history, from Alexander the Great to Genghis Khan.

The Uncivilized Races of Men in All Countries of the World

out on a horse stealing expedition, the warriors who compose it are bound in
honor not to return until they have ... Presently in the distance there appears an
equal number of young warriors on horseback, dashing along at full gallop, and
in ...

Author: John George




Page: 4

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Memoirs of the Warrior Kumagai

Wherever I looked were warriors on horseback, foot soldiers with halberds,
merchants with servants carrying bundles, women strolling, ladies riding in
oxcarts or palanquins, little boys running errands, girls playing games with each
other, and ...

Author: Donald Richie

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462900550

Category: Fiction

Page: 248

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“A tour de force combining a commanding mastery of historical fact and detail, a comprehensive understanding of the human spirit, and a poetic quality of expression that transforms the hearts of all those it touches.” —The Japan Foundation Newsletter Kumagai Naozane was a Japanese warrior famous for having taken the head of the young and handsome samurai Atsumori. This episode has become one of the best-known and best-loved stories in the Japanese historical classic, The Heiké Story (Heike Monogatari). This book is a fictionalized version of Kumagai’s own attempt to come to terms with his past—that real past which is his and that other past which he hears the monks inventing as they compose the text which will eventually become The Heiké Story. As the warrior remembers his past and compares it to its fictional parallel, he evokes the wonders of the city of Heiankyo (Kyoto); the wars which raised the Taira (Heike) clan to power and later reduced it to ruin at the hands of the Genji clan; the battles at the Uji River; life in the imperial court of the retired emperor Go-Shirakawa; and the celebrated final Taira battle—the naval encounter at Dannoura, where the infant emperor Antoku was delivered to the depths of the sea. Among the many pleasures of this brilliantly colored chronicle is how the common humanity of this honest, hopeless man transcends his time and milieu to speak to us, here and now.

Decorated Horses

people learned to ride on horseback, hunters and soldiers became much more
effective than they had been on foot. A swift horse carrying a hunter could easily
pursue large, speedy animals such as deer and buffalo. Warriors on horseback ...

Author: Dorothy Hinshaw Patent

Publisher: Charlesbridge

ISBN: 160734758X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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This nonfiction picture book about horses has a fresh focus: how people over the ages have decorated horses in special ways. Organized into three categories—warfare and hunting, performance and competition, performance, and ceremony—the book introduces horses such as the chariot-pulling war horse of the Persians to the rose-decorated winner of the Kentucky Derby.

Synopsis of the Contents of the British Museum

On each side of the roof is an armed figure , perhaps Glaucus or Sarpedon , in a
chariot of four horses , and along the ridge a combat of warriors on horseback ,
and a Lycian inscription recording that the tomb was made by Paiafa , a satrap ;
at ...

Author: British Museum




Page: 299

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Synopsis of the Contents of the Museum

On each side of the roof is an armed figure , perhaps Glaucus or Sarpedon , in a
chariot of four horses , and along the ridge a combat of warriors on horseback ,
and a Lycian inscription recording that the tomb was made by Paiafa , a satrap ;
at ...

Author: British Museum





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