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July 29, 2007



You could tell the Ego Lady that her horse was the one that most closely resembled a medieval warhorse. In the last dozen years, historians and archaeologists have come to realize that medieval warhorses were not, in fact, 17hh monsters, but measured somewhere between 14.2 and 15.2hh. Contemporary illustrations depict a type that looks not entirely unlike the Hutsul: http://www.aemma.org/onlineResources/liberi/wildRose/section7.html

So the lady's mount was no placid pony, but rather a bold throwback to Stefan cel Mare's war steed and in fact far nobler than other people's mere saddle horses. ;)


That comment was far too diplomatic. Sometimes people are just plain jackasses. Never satisfied. I know a few of those myself.

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