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What Is A Horsebow?

Whether you are into Mounted Archery or you simply admire the look and strength of the horsebow, the bow itself is an art form.

Horsebows vary in length and shape as they have evolved over the years, however their integrity to be strong, smooth-shooting bows has remained the same.

A Horsebow is Unique

Most horsebows have a distinct recurve stature being overall short in length as to be easily carried and shot from horseback. They tend to weigh less than typical recurve bows to allow the horse and rider to remain light and nimble while shooting in pursuit or in flight even when shooting directly backwards (called the “Parthian Shot”). Their shelf-less design allows the arrows to be shot off the hand (be sure to use a bow glove) or off the thumb with a traditional thumbring. Bows with vertical symmetry are also known as ambidextrous bows, allowing them to be shared among archers easily.

Countries in ancient times have each developed their own style of bow variations including Chinese, Korean, Hungarian, Hunnish, Mongolian, Persian, Scythian, Turkish all with their own anchor-point and/or style of release.

Where To Buy A Horsebow

Amazingly, horsebows have made their way onto the internet for purchase around the globe. If you want a pre-made horsebow that’s not too hard on the wallet, head over to to browse their selection.

Otherwise, if you are looking for a bit of a challenge and to make a bow completely unique to you, make your own horsebow!


Stacey Troilo
An avid equestrian, cyclist and mounted archer, Stacey is an experienced branding and social engagement consultant for small to mid-sized businesses. Her passion for homeopathy and emergency preparedness has been showcased around the web.