[Sca-cooks] Horse Breeding OT But!... I know someone will know the answer...
dama.antonia at gmail.com
Mon Dec 21 20:00:32 PST 2009
> But just for some motivation to help my boss out... Her Boss and she
> were talking about Horses and The Morgan Horse came up and Mr
> Knowitall pipes up with "you know, the ones the knights used to
> ride." Well my manager having seen and worked with Morgans argues
> back that said horse is to small... but her boss is having nothing to
> do with that side of the argument and is insisting that the knights
> rode these damn things...
> BTW final answer uuuuurrrrrrnnnnnhhhhhh Wrong The Morgan Horse is an
> American Breed So NOPE The only knights that could ride those horses
> would be our Modern Knights.
> So she totally has this one in the bag and doesn't know it yet...
> However she wants to really drive this one home... seems she never
> gets to win an argument with this man. And Yes I will warn her to
> apologize after she has won the argument... lol
You are correct that the Morgan is a specifically American breed, so no,
medieval knights couldn't have ridden Morgans. However, research by the
Museum of London suggests destriers stood about 14-15 hands (very
similar to Morgans) and the Royal Armouries suggest 15-16 hands
(slightly taller). Having said that, the destrier was probably build
slightly heavier and more solid than the Morgan.
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