People around here seem to suddenly be interested in talking jousting for some reason, so let me add further fuel to the debate with this little suggestion for jousting reform from a bottom margin from an early sixteenth-century edition of the gospels Luke and John:
See, you don’t have to wear armor to be period-authentic. All you need is a few wicker baskets and a pair of trusty rams (or are those cows, maybe?) and you’re good to go. I think Pier One even has a special line of jousting baskets, come to think of it. But with the ram’s you’re on your own.