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 obstinate character from bad care and abuse, although, of course, there are exceptions, especially since the evil temperament can be transmitted and hereditary.
If not always, almost always, gentle, patient, and fair treatment can completely subdue the angry horse and an experienced horse owner sees in practice. Often have to change several times the groom to achieve a good result and to turn evil into good horse, but obviously there are also cases when neither force nor kindness can do nothing. Between the horses are not young, and especially between slojnye animals, evil, and capricious are more common. At all especially gentle and the late temperament rarely fits producer. 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