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This from the BBC:

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Susan Jones, 28, practicing her skill. Source: BBC

“She said the sport, including archery from the saddle, sword games and throwing spears, was not as dangerous as it might look…But the key to mastering skill-at-arms, said Ms Jones, is the mount. Trainee knights need to able to move naturally with horse before they can start wielding weaponry with safety and accuracy. She said: ‘The horse is paramount. It’s what we care about the most. It’s absolutely vital that nothing happens to them. ‘It would have been import[ant] at the time. A really good joust horse would be like Ferrari to them.’ “

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