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Seen on the Picture: Burgfestspiele Mittelaltermarkt Freienfels 2014/Medieval Festival at the Castle of Freienfels (Germany)

Tags: Stock Photo LuDa Reference Medieval Freienfels Palomino Quarter Horse Knight Medieval Clothes Garment Robe  Landsknecht Court Lady Middle Class Maid Maiden Riding Tournament Joust Historic Dark Age Jousting Lists 14th 15th Century Walk
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[Stock & Resources]  This image is crisp and clear. It will make a wonderful fantasy photomanipulation element or reference image. The even lighting will make it easy for artists to adjust and change to their own lighting preferences.  Medieval Lady Maid Riding Stock by LuDa-Stock ( Suggested by dierat and Featured by CelticStrm-Stock )
clumsydemonwithfire Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014   General Artist
This is a great reference! Thank you so much for sharing~ :D
XxwhitewolffirexX Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
she's very pretty too me in a simplistic way but i'm sorry a maiden from the 14th to 15th century very rarely rode like a man especially wearing a dress. It wasn't consider proper nor lady-like.  
LuDa-Stock Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I know of no evidence, that it was not proper. Though you are right not "lady like" in a sense of not so common :) This picture shows the warm up before a joust though, so it is of course not historically 100%
Befram Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014
Once saw some medieval knights jousting with their weapons on fire, well mostly everything on fire, at night. It was freaking awesome, as I hope that joust was:)
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TheSkandranon Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Very nice, the only thing I find wrong with it is that if it was really midieval, then she would be riding side saddle
DriPoint Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014   Digital Artist
Fantastic stock - well deserved DD
Cyklopi Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014
very good photo, but I don't think that woman ride horses like this in middle ages, I think that they used different saddle and different riding position, but I could be wrong
LuDa-Stock Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer… You might find this helpful.

I have found some pictures of women (one seems to be a duchess or queen, she is wearing a crown) riding like this (about 15th century). They rode astride like men, but the dress is arranged like it has been wrapped around the legs, so no leg is actually visible and it is all fabric. Later equestrian portraits show wealth by having lots and lots of fabric dress draped on the horses back, showing off that you have enough money to ruin fabrics by putting them over a "dirty" horse.

I know what you mean by the term "side saddle" though and found other pictures of women riding in a side saddle, that was more of a chair or a cushion. Their they apparently have both legs hanging to one side of the horse. As far as my knowledge goes you start in roman times, where women used to be carried around in litters. In medieval times women still mostly drove using carriages, if they rode, they sat on a cushion. Around 1400s you have the first "side saddles" coming into fashion. Either a cushion or a chair with a plattform to put your feet on (otherwise you will be falling down) like this one… (From the Gutenberg Project, Illustration of the Baby Chatter Box…. Which seem to have been invented long before already.

These statues of Roman Godess Epona say it all…… astride…… - Side Saddle

I am always careful to jump to conclusions concerning something being thought of "improper for a lady". I think that the side saddle was seen as more elegant and was more usable with the usual long dresses. But the actual usage could probably have been depending on the situation.
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