Comanche warriors were regarded by military experts as the finest light cavalry in the world.
had now established themselves as the finest 'light cavalry' in the
southwest, a distinction that would go unchallenged until their
eventual demise later in the 19th century. The Comanche,
probably the first to acquire horses from the Spanish almost three
centuries earlier, had become horsemen equal to the Mongols on the
steppes of Asia.
A Comanche Village
(for more on the Comanche, click here)