Details: This poster is a of a painting that shows a cavalry unit riding at a gallop. The grass they are riding through is brown, and at the bottom there is a buffalo skull.
Soldiers or warriors who fought mounted on horseback in combat are commonly known as cavalry. From earliest times cavalry had the advantage of improved mobility, allowing them to outflank and avoid, to surprise and overpower, to retreat and escape according to the requirements of the moment. A man fighting from horseback also had the advantages of greater height, speed, and inertial mass over an opponent on foot.