Bothati

Bothati  is an Indian martial art involving fighting with spears on horseback. Bothati is an equestrian sport from northwest India used as training for spear-fighting on horseback. Conceptually similar to jousting, bothati was practiced by the Nihang in the Punjab region as part of their gatka regimen.

The lance, also known as a bothati, is aimed at a pile of stones, and is usually covered with a ball of cloth for safety, which is dipped in paint so that hits may easily be confirmed.