[Sca-cooks] Horse Breeding OT But!... I know someone will know the answer...

Antonia di Benedetto Calvo dama.antonia at gmail.com
Tue Dec 22 00:09:37 PST 2009

Patricia Dunham wrote:
> FYI, the gorgeous black horse that Rutger Hauer rides in the movie 
> Ladyhawke is a FRISIAN.  Definitely a medieval breed used by knights. 
> See the Wiki article; the modern Frisian may be a bit lighter, but is 
> the same height, as the medieval strain.
> There is quite an interesting article at Wiki about "Horses in the 
> Middle Ages"; the writers' point being that medieval sources didn't go 
> by what we consider breeds, but by what type of work the animal was 
> doing: destrier, rouncy, palfrey, etc.

Well, I looked at the wiki article, and it says that Frisians average 15 
hands-- which would jive with the Royal Armouries 15-16 hand estimate.

Antonia di Benedetto Calvo

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