The Shire Horse in Peace and War

The Shire Horse in Peace and War

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There is no breed of horses which has attracted so much attention during the past thirty years as the Old English War Horse. Originally bred and preserved for fighting purposes, his size was increased by importations of stallions and mares from Flanders-famous now and henceforth as the battleground of the greatest war ever waged. In the days when heavy armour was worn the cavalry horse could hardly be too stout, and at that time ploughing was performed by oxen; but there came a day when the English knights discarded their coats of mail and thenceforward sought for light-legged mounts.
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  • Paperback | 66 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 3.81mm | 149.68g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1514171767
  • 9781514171769

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