Nile Musings ~ Celebrating the Egyptian Arabian Horse ~ Volume 1 Number 3 March 2003

image of grey horsehead Nile Musings image of horsehead from Haremheb's tomb

inks to the article on Egyptians mounted on horses

The ancient Egyptians rode their horses and skipped the chariot in some instances. The last article displayed battle scenes depicting Egypt's ancient enemies mounted on horseback. The current article focuses on other areas of those battle scenes which show that some scouts and messengers of Egyptian troops took to riding horses. I found a couple of non-military instances of riders too. The awkward rider on the right suggests to some writers that the Egyptians were not good riders, but other images in this article, Egyptian Horseback Riders, belie that assumption. Judge for yourself as you look at the illustrations.

Egyptian Horseback Riders, this month's article, illustrates Egyptian soldier and citizen riders on ancient Egyptian artifacts. The next article will illustrate ancient Egyptian royalty on horseback.

What's new on the Nile Muse?
Egyptian Horseback Riders – scouts and messengers
Oakwood Park Arabians has added their site to the Nile Muse
The webscribe is in Egypt during March in search of the ancient Egyptian horse
the webscribe is photographing monuments in Egypt during March 2003
New Foals
Look for Ravenwood and Rainbow Crest message board announcements.
Oakwood Park may post their own foals and news.
By mid April I can post new foals.

Your webscribe, Donna Hyora

celebrating the Egyptian Arabian horse ever since antiquity

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