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Show here your Greek warrior impression
The UK is currently enjoying a heat wave. Today we enjoyed hotter temperatures than Greece.

I was lucky enough to enjoy a great day riding. Five of the next Comitatus shows will involve our cavalry and I was getting in some much needed practice. After both Murph and myself had spent an hour practicing horse archery unconvincingly, we had a break, an apple, and tried something completly different.

Luckily a lady was able to take some photos.
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When I have a moment I'll start a thread on riding. But it was great fun for both of us. Murph adopted a stance of amused tollerance, as if this was all too easy for him. But he must have appreciated the lack of metal armour and saddle, and we spent a lot of time in the shade. On such a hot day I found the lack of clothing comfortable. The trot was fine and the canter much the same as normal. The first time we did a tight turn I was laughing out loud. My leg came up automatically to brace myself, but the horn, and the saddle, wasn't there. It was cumbersome carrying two long javelins compared to eleven smaller ones in a bucket behind my left leg. But it was kind of funny as well. And getting on and off the horse without a saddle was far easier.

It was a very special day.
John Conyard

York

A member of Comitatus Late Roman
Reconstruction Group

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