[Sca-cooks] Size of the medieval war horse

Stefan li Rous StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
Tue Dec 22 23:40:22 PST 2009

Nichola asked about the horses that the medieval knight rode.

If the Morgan was an American breed, then no, that wouldn't have been  
the horse.

However, it is because of that not being the breed, not because it was  
a small horse. The "said horse
is to[o] small..." isn't the case within limits. The medieval knight  
did not ride what today would be a draft horse.

Here is an article which might shed some light on this issue:
warhorse-size-art  (8K)  7/12/09    "A Refutation of the Myth of the  
Giant Medieval Warhorse" by Siobhan ni Seaghdha, OP

THLord Stefan li Rous    Barony of Bryn Gwlad    Kingdom of Ansteorra
    Mark S. Harris           Austin, Texas          StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
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