Medieval horses and their equipment

A board to store illustrations of medieval horses and their harness etc.
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first half of 13th century

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The oldest known Viking horse saddle.

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hortus deliciarum 12th c laden pack horses.

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Iron stirrup-iron, inlaid with copper; rectangular suspension loop; knop with copper plating; inlay wire creating scroll pattern. 10th/11thC

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Iron stirrup-iron, inlaid with copper; rectangular suspension loop; knop with copper plating; inlay wire creating scroll pattern.

Image gallery: stirrup

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Tilting saddle The Wallace collection

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The Wallace Collection

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The Wallace Collection

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The Wallace collection Horse armour

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The Wallace Collection horse armour

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13thC harness pendant bearing the de Quincy device

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Medieval horse armour The Wallace Collection

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Early 15thC Les Tres Riches Heures de Duc de Berry. Working farm horse - not exactly a shire or Clydesdale at this stage.

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horses on the Bayeux Tapestry 11thC - look, no hoof feathers!

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This is a modern Andalusian but compare it with the original illustrations of warhorses and you'll see the similarities. Medieval destriers were NOT draught horses. You only need to look at paintings and illuminations for it to be patently obviously (riding my own hobby-horse here!). THIS is the modern descendant of the destrier still looking something like, and NOT a Clydesdale FGS.

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Luttrel psalter work horse

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Luttrell psalter cart horses

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Luttrell psalter destrier

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Fighting knights and fighting horses! Interesting that the horses are not shown as stallions - the latter being a common motif in medieval warhorse illustrations.

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Horseman of the apocalypse

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horseman of the apocalypse 13th century

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harness pendants

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12th century harness pendant, probably for a breastband

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Early 13thC horse equipment

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