真/CURIOSO : MONGOL WARRIORS

Genghis Khan’s men were equestrians of unrivalled skill. They could shoot from the saddle at full gallop, keeping their aim true by releasing their arrows at the precise moment when all four feet of their horses were off the ground. They were trained to turn and fire their arrows backwards, or hang from one side of the saddle using the horse, which wore its own armour, as a shield.

– Sarah Lazarus, South China Morning Post

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