The War Horse
This is a Baroque period body type, popular in Europe between approximately 1500 and 1750, especially in Spain, where many of the best of this type were bred and exported from. It was developed for unarmored riders, so it was a light riding horse, not the heavy Medieval type, which was draft-bred to carry a man in plate armor. For examples, see the Andalusian, Lusitano, Knabstrupper, and other breeds developed during this period of history.
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Sheila Archer - copyright 2008 - No portion of this text may be reproduced without the author's permission