A report on KnightJousting and Horses in warfare

A 14th century depiction of the 13th century German knight Hartmann von Aue, from the Codex Manesse.
Renaissance-era depiction of a joust in traditional or "high" armour, based on then-historical late medieval armour (Paulus Hector Mair, de arte athletica, 1540s)
Scotland Forever! [crop] depicting the cavalry charge of the Royal Scots Greys at the Battle of Waterloo.
A Norman knight slaying Harold Godwinson (Bayeux tapestry, c. 1070). The rank of knight developed in the 12th century from the mounted warriors of the 10th and 11th centuries.
Depiction of a late 13th-century joust in the Codex Manesse. Joust by Walther von Klingen.
A soldier in World War I with his mule.
The battle between the Turks and Christian knights during the Ottoman wars in Europe
Depiction of a standing joust in an Alsatian manuscript of ca. 1420 (CPG 359); protection for the legs of the riders is integrated into the horse armour.
Chariots and archers were weapons of war in Ancient Egypt.
David I of Scotland knighting a squire
The Stechzeug of John the Constant (c. 1500). The shield strapped to his left shoulder is called an ecranche.
Haniwa horse statuette, complete with saddle and stirrups, 6th century, Kofun period
The miles Christianus allegory (mid-13th century), showing a knight armed with virtues and facing the vices in mortal combat. The parts of his armour are identified with Christian virtues, thus correlating essential military equipment with the religious values of chivalry: 
The helmet is spes futuri gaudii (hope of future bliss), the shield (here the shield of the Trinity) is fides (faith), the armour is caritas (charity), the lance is perseverantia (perseverance), the sword is verbum Dei (the word of God), the banner is regni celestis desiderium (desire for the kingdom of heaven), the horse is bona voluntas (good will), the saddle is Christiana religio (Christian religion), the saddlecloth is humilitas (humility), the reins are discretio (discretion), the spurs are disciplina (discipline), the stirrups are propositum boni operis (proposition of good work), and the horse's four hooves are delectatio, consensus, bonum opus, consuetudo (delight, consent, good work, and exercise).
Jousting at Middelaldercentret
The "War Panel" of the Standard of Ur
Tournament from the Codex Manesse, depicting the mêlée
Armor of Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor, 1549
A Qin dynasty sculpture of a chariot with horses and rider from the Terracotta Army unearthed near the tomb of China's first emperor Qin Shihuangdi, Xi'an, China, 3rd century BC
Elements of a harness of the late style of Gothic plate armour that was a popular style in the mid 15th to early 16th century (depiction made in the 18th century)
Parade Armour of Henry II of France, c. 1553-55
Depiction of a Sasanian Persian Cataphract from Taq-e Bostan
Page from King René's Tournament Book (BnF Ms Fr 2695)
Armour for King Henry VIII by Matthew Bisanz, 1544
Life-size model depicting c. 1850 horse artillery team with a light artillery piece
The Battle of Pavia in 1525. Landsknecht mercenaries with arquebus.
Armour worn by King Henry VIII
A horserider of probable Xiongnu origin: the rider wears a hairbun characteristic of the oriental steppes, and his horse has characteristically Xiongnu horse trappings. 2nd–1st century BC. Excavated in Saksanokhur (near Farkhor), Tajikistan. National Museum of Antiquities of Tajikistan.
Fortified house – a family seat of a knight (Schloss Hart by the Harter Graben near Kindberg, Austria)
Manuscript illustration of the Mahabharata War, depicting warriors fighting on horse chariots
The Battle of Grunwald between Poland-Lithuania and the Teutonic Knights in 1410
Yabusame archers, Edo period
Pippo Spano, the member of the Order of the Dragon
Spanish and Moorish light cavalry (jinetes) skirmish at the 1431 Battle of La Higueruela
The English fighting the French knights at the Battle of Crécy in 1346
A re-imagination of Louis III and Carloman's 879 victory over the Vikings; Jean Fouquet, Grandes Chroniques de France
Miniature from Jean Froissart Chronicles depicting the Battle of Montiel (Castilian Civil War, in the Hundred Years' War)
Jousting is a sport that evolved out of heavy cavalry practice.
A modern artistic rendition of a chevalière of the Late Middle Ages.
Chasseurs of the Guard (light cavalry) to the left and cuirassier (Heavy cavalry) to the right, at the battle of Friedland.
A battle of the Reconquista from the Cantigas de Santa Maria
"Napoleon I with his Generals" by Ludwig Elsholtz. This painting shows light cavalry horses which come into use as officer's mounts in 18th- and 19th-century Europe.
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Kanem-Bu warriors armed with spears. The Earth and Its Inhabitants, 1892.
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Native Americans quickly adopted the horse and were highly effective light cavalry. Comanche-Osage fight. George Catlin, 1834
The Battle of Pavia in 1525. Landsknecht mercenaries with arquebus.
Confederate general Robert E. Lee and Traveller. Cavalry played a significant role in the American Civil War.
Australian Imperial Force light horsemen, 1914
Polish Cavalry during a Polish Army manoeuvre in late 1930s.
A memorial to the horses that served in the Second Boer War.
U.S. Special Operations Forces, members of Task Force Dagger, and Afghanistan Commander Abdul Rashid Dostum on horseback in the Dari-a-Souf Valley, Afghanistan, in October 2001.
US Air Force Special Operations Command Combat Controller Bart Decker rides a horse in Afghanistan in the early stages of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Mounted police in Poznań, Poland
Horse Cavalry Detachment of the U.S. Army's 1st Cavalry Division demonstrating a mock cavalry charge at Fort Bliss, Texas

The lords trusted the knights, who were skilled in battle on horseback.

- Knight

Knighthood in the Middle Ages was closely linked with horsemanship (and especially the joust) from its origins in the 12th century until its final flowering as a fashion among the high nobility in the Duchy of Burgundy in the 15th century.

- Knight

Muslim warriors relied upon light cavalry in their campaigns throughout Northern Africa, Asia, and Europe beginning in the 7th and 8th centuries AD. Europeans used several types of war horses in the Middle Ages, and the best-known heavy cavalry warrior of the period was the armoured knight.

- Horses in warfare

From 10 July to 9 August 1434, the Leonese Knight Suero de Quiñones and ten of his companions encamped in a field beside a bridge and challenged each knight who wished to cross it to a joust.

- Jousting

It was heavier than suits of plate armour intended for combat, and could weigh as much as 50 kg (110 lb), compared to some 25 kg (55 lb) for field armour; as it did not need to permit free movement of the wearer, the only limiting factor was the maximum weight that could be carried by a warhorse of the period.

- Jousting

The war horse was also seen in hastiludes – martial war games such as the joust, which began in the 11th century both as sport and to provide training for battle.

- Horses in warfare
A 14th century depiction of the 13th century German knight Hartmann von Aue, from the Codex Manesse.

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