My story happens in the same settings as my previous questions:
- Would a trained falcon be useful as a scout?
- Are the draw weights of 90# to 100# realistic for women archers?
There's a tribe as in proto-state which lives mostly in a valley west of a mountain pass, while small minority lives east of it in the steppe. Their enemies, the highland clans unite under a single leader and cut off the crossing.
Composite bows, trained falcons and warhorses of highest quality came from the clan which is cut off. Now the warriors are forced to do with inferior war materials. While composite bows could be replaced with somewhat weaker short bows & recurved short bows, and trained falcons are nice to have but not essential, the lack of warhorses is the biggest concern. Most of the horses in the valley are small strong animals, excellent for farm work, but quite slow and small for war.
However there is a woman from the horse breeding clan, who previously married a man from the valley and brought more than a dozen horses with her.
As the members of her clan are known as superior horse breeders and masters of the bow. Is it realistic for a chieftain to conscript her to breed & train horses for them?
Something like, will give you meadows, mares, and release your husband & and people that work for you from the militia duty, but you have to breed and train horses and sell them to our warriors.