[Ansteorra] Newcomer thanks

Mark.S Harris mark.s.harris at motorola.com
Wed Nov 21 09:24:25 PST 2001

Aurore Gaudin wrote:
> Ok just to lighten the mood of this subject.
> Every time I go to an event, a dragon keeps eating my horses.)))))))))  (Just couldn't resist.)
> Maintain for either is an expensive thing to do.

Yes and another reason we don't use horses that I don't think has
been mentioned has been the inherent dangers involved. A simple
fall from the back of a horse can do a lot of damage. We've had
several folks hurt just falling off the siege ramps and ladders
at Gulf Wars.

For more on why we don't do jousting in the SCA, see this file in the
COMBAT section of the Florilegium:
jousting-msg      (14K)  3/21/95    Medieval and modern jousting from

And folks, if you find that the upkeep of that horse is just getting
a bit too expensive, you could make it that night's (knight's?)
feast. See this file in the FOOD-MEATS section:
horse-recipes-msg (24K)  8/31/99    Period horse recipes. References.

THLord Stefan li Rous
stefan at texas.net

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