Jennet

Jennet

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. A Jennet or Spanish Jennet was a small Spanish horse. It was noted for a smooth naturally ambling gait, compact and well-muscled build, and a good disposition. The jennet was an ideal light riding horse, and as such spread across Europe and provided some of the foundation bloodstock for several horse breeds in the Americas. According to the 1911 Encyclop dia Britannica, Jennet referred to a small Spanish horse. The 2000 edition of the American Heritage Dictionary also defines jennet, with the alternative spelling genet, as a small Spanish saddle horse. The Jennet described a type, rather than a breed of horse, and thus is not used today; the term was in regular use during the Middle Ages to refer to a specific type of horse, usually one of Iberian or Barb extraction, often gaited. In the etymology provided by the 1911 Encyclop dia Britannica, jennet is derived from the French genet, from Spanish jinete, a light horseman who rides la jineta, explained as "with his legs tucked up."show more

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  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 136g
  • Dicho
  • United States
  • English
  • 6133994827
  • 9786133994829