Ottoman mail and plate armor for horse and soldier, this type of armor became the standard equipment for the heavy cavalry under the Timurids (1370-1506), the Mongol successor empire which ruled from Samarkand, and under the Ottoman Turks. These cavalry, armed with bow, sword and sometimes lance, were the main component of all medieval Islamic armies. Royal Armouries in Leeds, England

Back in the Ottoman Empire. Soliders would wear armor plated with gold and silver. While they would ride trained horses who listened to their rider only

The Tortoise Trainer-The Famous Painting of Osman Hamdi Bey and now in display at Pera Museum, Istanbul,Turkey.

Osman Hamdi Bey

BEY Osman Hamdi ~ Turkish – ~ "The Tortoise Trainer" 1906 / Pera Museum, İstanbul / sold for the amount of million dollars in December 2004