Quintain a dummy!

patjila

Joined April 2010

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Quintain – “A quintain was used to help to train a knight in the effective use of the lance. It consisted of a shield and dummy which suspended from a swinging pole. When the shield was hit by a charging squire, a knight in training, the whole apparatus would rotate. The squire’s task was to avoid the rotating arms and not get knocked from the saddle”. (source: http://www.middle-ages.org.uk/quintain.htm)

The rotating arms sometimes had a heavy sandbag attached to them. The more rotations the better. Don’t get the bag in your neck!

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