Medieval Horses Are Not What Fantasy Authors Lead You to Think

Icelandic mare and foal. Photo by author.

I just read a fun romp of a fantasy novel where the author, unfortunately, made a couple of horse-related mistakes. This included having the protagonist basically ride fast endurance cross country on a destrier.

Uh.

No.

The author clearly didn’t actually know what a destrier was. And the reason he was wrong…

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