This is gorgeous.. The way the horse leap and the pose. I must say this is beautiful, even if this is just a sketch. Although, I don't see the knight holding the horse's bridle rope. Or is it meant not to be drawn?
I know that. I own horses. But his hand is in position to hold reins. And there are none. I can see how you would say he might hold the mane, but it is nearly impossible to steer and complete control a horse by mane alone. Just saying.