• Koguryo and Balhae
  • Tokhung-ri Tomb
Horse and Horseman
TitleHorse and Horseman
Horse and horseman on the western wall of the main chamber horse and horseman

This is a detailed view of the horse and horseman depicted on the western wall of the main chamber in Tokhung-ri Tomb. The horse and horseman can be seen flanking the large, lush tree in the center of the image. This peaceful scene depicts the horseman as he's preparing for a short rest after tying the horse's reins to the tree. A saddle can be seen on the horse’s back. The pommel and cantle of this saddle are upright and can be uncomfortable for sitting. However, these features control and protect a rider from the reciprocating motion of the horse to enhance stability when shooting at targets from horseback.