A repost of an older post. I recently saw this video clip again and am impressed now as I was then.
The history of the horse and the fighting man are so intertwined that even modern military units are still designated as Mechanized or Air “Cavalry”. The Samurai, The Knight, and Horse borne soldiers up to the recent era all took advantage of the size, power, endurance and speed of the horse to overcome their enemies.
While not an example of a “Warhorse” per se, the video above shows the impressive athletic ability of the animal and the almost magical connection between the horse and rider. Watch the amazing side-stepping and footwork. The horse is a Lusitano stallion named Merlin.