A million, sometimes more, we have now to pay for frisky trotters very often
That’s how highly prized thoroughbred horses are! And not only trotters, but also horses used at the races.
As for horses going under saddle craftsmen specializing in classic sports – dressage, show jumping and eventing, the role of the breed is even more significant.
It has long been observed and proven that best lend themselves to dressage horse, Akhal-Teke, in particular, breeds, and show jumping and eventing athletes prefer to deal with thoroughbred horses horses. Continue reading
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