Pretty awesome
I was a tarpan. There was a whole herd of us, and we raced across the steppe, leaping over hills and ravines. The earth flew under our feet, and we…

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Amazing horses
Devotion and mind of horses is legendary, and for good reason. So there is something in these animals that does not fit into the usual ideas. According to legend, the…

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The year of the horse
Year of the horse carries dynamism and assertiveness, a combination of prudence and fiery passion. Year of the Horse correspond to such colors as green, blue (blue). Element - tree,…

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Monthly Archives: May 2017

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, its propitiation, history and varieties
The horse (Equus) belongs to the order of the equipotent (Peris-sodactyla), once a large group of animals, which now has only a very few representatives and is part of a…

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Amazing horses
Devotion and mind of horses is legendary, and for good reason. So there is something in these animals that does not fit into the usual ideas. According to legend, the…

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These different horses
The rider soared over the obstacle. The audience froze, leaned forward, as if hoping to help the brave man. But the horse, without hitting unsteady poles, landed and galloped to…

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The horse, its propitiation, history and varieties
The horse (Equus) belongs to the order of the equipotent (Peris-sodactyla), once a large group of animals, which now has only a very few representatives and is part of a…

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