Museum of London
People have lived side by side with such amazing and cute animals as horses for so long.
The horse to person was the assistant, a warrior, a friend
So many Proverbs, sayings, songs are permeated with love for these animals, it is in them that the attitude of the Russian man to the horse was reflected, which often lived on horseback, protecting his land from the encroachments of enemies.
In itself, the word “horse” is borrowed from the Turkic riders, in its original sound it is heard as “alosha”. Turkic peoples were. Most of the nomads and their camps were located in the South Russian steppes, which allowed them to come into contact with the Slavs, who mastered the territory of the Dnieper. 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