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

Ian Kusz sprucebranch at gmail.com
Fri Dec 25 02:25:28 PST 2009

Oh, I didn't mean light cavalry as a period term, I meant light cavalry as a
military term, used to describe period forces that were not, at the time,
called any such thing.  I mean, heavy cavalry is a term used to describe
cataphracts, but it isn't a period term....if you see what I mean.

On Fri, Dec 25, 2009 at 1:41 AM, Daniel & Elizabeth Phelps <
dephelps at embarqmail.com> wrote:

> Was written:
> ...horses for both light and heavy cavalry.  Um...would
> the light cavalry horses, bearing, I presume, horse archers or, at least,
>> not massively armored troops, be lighter?
>> You are starting to get out of period and into Restoration, Regency,
> Napoleonic and even Victorian era stuff.  If so you might want to include
> artillery horses of which there were at least two varieties if I read my
> histories correctly.  What surprises me is that no one has mentioned mules
> in period.  They came in at least two varieties, draft/pack and riding.
> There is currently extant a rare breed of rather large French donkey that
> was kept specifically to bred riding mules if I recall correctly.  Not sure
> if it is period however.  That of course brings up the issue of donkeys and
> asses.
> Daniel
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