A young West African knight, equipped with lance and ankylosaur-hide shield, has to walk her Allosaurus steed by the reins since he’s gotten his leg injured in a recent skirmish. Only when it heals will she be able to ride him into battle as before.
This character was inspired by the farari (knight-like elite cavalry) from the Empire of Mali, which dominated West Africa along the Niger River during medieval times. Except of course they ride dinosaurs rather than horses in her setting. Because everything is better with dinosaurs.