Hungarian Horse Bow for Children, Teenagers and Adults
The horse bow was originally developed in Asia. The best-known archers are the Huns and Mongols, who have used this prototype of bow manufactured over centuries. The horse bows were, as the name suggests, designed and perfected for shooting from horses. After all, when riding on horseback, space is limited and the mounted warrior had to remain agile in order to survive or hunt successfully. Following these requirements, the horse bow is very short compared to the long and recurve bow and still has a long draw length.
However, other peoples around the world also developed horse bows, which did not differ significantly in their basic function, but each represented its own variant. In Europe, it is probably the Magyars (Hungarians) who enjoy an excellent reputation as horsemen, shooters and bow makers and who, in turn, shaped the horse bow themselves.
While the original horse bows were made of wood, horn and strings, modern, cheaper bows are made of materials such as fibreglass and leather.
The DRAKE Junior is one of these modern horse bows. Made of pressed fibreglass, it convinces with a soft draw length up to a well noticeable maximum length of 24". But its appearance is also appealing: depending on the variant, it is covered with soft leather in black, brown or light brown, the grip is covered with various coloured leather and optically set off by windings with thick thread.
The horse bow is suitable for children, teenagers and adults with a short draw length and can, of course, also be used from the ground.
Handle: black | Wrapping: beige | Limbs: light brown, textured leather
Handle: beige | Wrapping: blue | Limbs: black, grained leather
Handle: black | Wrapping: black | Limbs: brown, grained leather
Bow length: 40"
Draw weight: 15-30 lbs
Draw length: 24"
String: Dacron, 10 strands
Weight: approx. 290g
Bow with the string