Hard leather shields used by light calvary and designed specifically for riding riding with a short stirrup with knees bent. They were originally of a round or heart shape, then generally created in the shape of a pair of overlapping ellipses or ovals. They were originally used by the Moors, then by Spain; the form came to North America when Cortez entered Mexico in the early 16th century.

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Hard leather shields used by light calvary and designed specifically for riding riding with a short stirrup with knees bent. They were originally of a round or heart shape, then generally created in the shape of a pair of overlapping ellipses or ovals. They were originally used by the Moors, then by Spain; the form came to North America when Cortez entered Mexico in the early 16th century.

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Adargas
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December 12, 2012
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April 22, 2021