Since Avars tought them to use stirups.
Lances were made by baboo and were light weight and could be used under armed or upperarmed.
I've noticed that the cavalry in the Nikephorean roster use their lances in a Western-European couched style. I was under the impression that that style wasn't in use by the Byzantines until the Komnenian era. Is this done in your mod due to historical reasons or game limitations? If for historical reasons, when did the Byzantines abandon the two-handed grip on their lances?
Interesting book. It seems that the one era you don't have a roster in progress for is actually pretty well described, at least as far as the evidence goes.
Do you have Warfare, State And Society In The Byzantine World 565-1204 ?