Illustration from

Nihayat al-su'l, 1371

a manual of horsemanship and military practice.



folio 99. Four riders in a team game are shown cantering round the hippodrome pool in a clockwise direction.
The riders are young and beardless which shows they are novices.
A larger image of folio 99r, Nihayat al-su'l.

Executed under the Mamelukes, in Syria or Egypt. Source: British Library, Add. 18866.

A Mamluk of 1366 from Armies of the Middle Ages, Volume 2 by Ian Heath, based on Nihayat al-su'l, 1371

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The text mentions that this lance is particularly useful for dealing with wild animals.

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