Templar armour – armor explained – horse coverings

So what do you cover a horse with – particularly one bearing a Templar knight?  Let’s have a look at that horse…

The covering on a Templar horse

The large cloth covering is called a ‘caparison’.   The premium war horse was a destier while a rouncey was more of a bog standard horse.  A Templar knight would more than likely have had a horse for daily riding and another for war duty.  I think I’m right in saying – will check the Rule later – that Templar knights were entitled to three horses in total.  Note that bridles and all horse equipment was without any ornamentation – plain and simple only.

2 Comments on “Templar armour – armor explained – horse coverings

    • Iain – thanks for that. I’ll keep the posts coming. The book is going through the editing process at the moment and I’ll blog on developments. Contracts signed for publication in Europe and UK to follow. Tony

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