Celebration of horse archery is just a product of modern romanticism.  For instance, the activity was essentially dead in Mongolia until it was resurrected in recent times.  And contrary to what most people assume, the Mongols and the Turks were not the only ones with horse archers.  The Byzantines and Slavs were well noted throughout history for horse archery.

Not to mention Parthians (Persians). I believe whole concept of mounted archery came from them originally.


Excellent reply!