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A list of names for medieval horses….

There have been posts about medieval horses before, including some about how these animals were named, but the image above shows another list of such names. I have a book on my shelf that I haven’t dipped into for….um, longer than I care to remember! It’s called Chivalry by Léon Gauthier and was first published in 1959, translated into English in 1965.

Among the appendices is one about horses and how they got their names. Some names are factual, some from literature, many are splendid, a selection merely descriptive of colour…and others, well, poor old Rack-of-Bones!

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