About evil horses
The evil horse is actually an exception in stables where horses are treated correctly and tenderly-an exception is quite rare. The vast majority of horses are made evil and acquire…

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Cavalry in the middle ages
Knightly cavalry Up to the Second World War, the power of the armies was determined not only by men, but also by horses. Until 1945, most of the German artillery…

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Equestrian competitions
Technological progress, bestowing its benefits, and brought a lot of negative - increased pace of life, extreme emotional impact on the nervous system, environmental pollution. And man increasingly began to…

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Cavalry new time

Cavalry new time

In the 16th century, the spread of field artillery, muskets and rush led to a change in the balance of power between infantry and cavalry in favor of infantry.

Knightly cavalry divided into two branches, – Reitars and gendarmes (heavily armed – classical knights). The gendarmes appeared in continuous articulated armor, which by then had reached maximum reliability and weight, and on armored horses. Continue reading

Horse in the middle ages

The refutation of the myth of the giant medieval “Warhorse”.
The education system perpetuated many myths about the Middle Ages.

Among them – the fact that women had no rights, the armor was incredibly heavy, the growth of men averaged 5 – 6 feet, and all the warhorses were huge – above 17 hand (measure of length “hand” = 4 inch = 10.16 cm )

Research on the breeding and use of medieval horses, and warhorse (a term denoting a war horse) in particular, would show that horses above 17 hands (measured at withers) were not the norm at that time. Continue reading

The horse in the mythology of the Celts, the Water horse
In various mythopoetic traditions animals appear sometimes as assistants to mythological characters, their attributes or symbols. Among the Celts this animal was the horse. Among the cult objects that make…

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Horse harness and armor
Images and finds indicate that the oldest method of bridling a horse was carried out with the help of a snaffle bit (German Trense). The early medieval bridle (German Zaumung)…

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Horse bike
Do not reinvent the wheel, everything has been invented a long time ago - skeptics told him, but Yevgeny Mikhailov, a resident of the “Quiet” Kuban stanitsa, developed a new…

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The horse in the mythology of the Celts, the Water horse
In various mythopoetic traditions animals appear sometimes as assistants to mythological characters, their attributes or symbols. Among the Celts this animal was the horse. Among the cult objects that make…

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