There is some debate as to whether Anglo-Saxons operated as cavalry in battles, certainly the larger melees which have survived in manuscript accounts have little to say about mounted actions on the battlefield. My understanding is that we can be quite sure that they operated as mounted infantry at the very least, using horses to get to the battle or to get to a potential conflict "the fastest with the mostest". They were no strangers to riding to hunt or as a means of transport & the horse was a respected creature, appearing frequently in Anglo-Saxon burials/cremations of earlier centuries.
I decided that I would like the possibility of fielding some Anglo-Saxon cavalry, even if only a couple of units. I finished my first group of six a while back but hadn't shared the pictures on this blog. I have some more unpainted cavalry in the "to do" box.
The miniatures are from Blacktree Designs 28mm Anglo-Saxon range.
All the best,