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Steppe nomads plagued the ancient world with their cavalries, but nobody perfected this form of warfare like the Mongols. A horse archer had such a deep kinesthetic relationship with his steed he could feel when all four hooves were off the ground, allowing for a perfect shot. Chroniclers say they could hit the wings off birds from 50 yards and fell an enemy from 500.

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Learn why the bow and the horse were the foundations of Mongolian military power.

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"Horse and Bow- A Mongol’s Two Best Friends" History on the Net
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