Id like to ask if there are any instructions or illustrations in surviving documents that show how a horseman should deal with opponents armed with various weapons one on one maybe even against a group, how to avoid injury to him and his horse.
Maybe even what to do when surrounded.
Id also like to ask if horseback vaulting in some form was considered an essential skill of a knight or man at arms, more specifically french sometimes in period from 1420-1600 roughly.
And from the opposite perspective, fighting as individual or in little groups, are there any instructions at how to deal with single horseman or two with various weapons?
I didn't find the right solution from the internet.