Love this video! Adorable to watch, but practical in everything he says.
The Very Basics of Shooting from Horseback – Learn the very basics of mounted archery, and an ambushing shooting style that reinforces full-anchor.
Preparing Your Arrows for Horse Archery – Trey Schlichting shows you how to prepare your arrows for horse archery with the new “helicopter flare” for your nocks! Learn how to wrap your arrow fletching with tape for safety.
Persian Martial Thumb Release – Trey Schlichting shows us the Persian Martial Thumb Release (the technique used by Cozmei Mihai) used in mounted archery!
Mediterranean (3-Finger) Release for Mounted Archery – Trey Schlichting shows you the proper technique for a Mediterranean release when doing mounted archery and how to keep your arrow steady when shooting.
Blind Nocking & Speed Loading
Riding Hands Free – Guiding the horse through the rider’s balance and weight.
Follow The Leader: Training the Mounted Archery Horse – Get a horse comfortable with the bow by having them follow a veteran horse. It establishes a pattern of comfortable habits with regard to speed and familiarity with the bow and archery. Having horses help teach other horses makes training them much easier.
Loading Drills – Optimize your training with a good loading drill as you walk your horse back to the start. This drill will make you faster and give you more time to aim and focus. Mounted archery is all about speed; when you are shooting off of a racing horse, every second counts.