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    practical experience, FTW Fenika's Avatar
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    The big horse link thread

    I figured this would be helpful, since there's so much equine interest here. Anyone got a site to add to the list?

    General:

    http://www.fmwriters.com/Visionback/...horsesense.htm
    -Hilarious. Frequent writer faux-... um, mistakes.

    http://www.fmwriters.com/Visionback/...orwriters1.htm
    -Another fmwriters article. Nice overview.


    Communication, Equine:

    http://www.fmwriters.com/Visionback/...mehorsecom.htm
    -for writers

    http://www.lifestyleblock.co.nz/arti...munication.htm
    -note- snicker=nicker

    Warfare: (Primarly Medieval or nearly so)

    http://www.worlddressage.com/history.htm
    -History of dressage and some examples of warhorse development...

    http://www.lipizzaner.com/airs.asp
    -Airs above the ground

    http://www.deremilitari.org/resource.../bachrach3.htm
    -Calvary. Note- early medieval horse size is overestimated greatly.

    http://www.deremilitari.org/resource...s/bennett1.htm
    -Regle du Temple- the Knights Templars' monastic constitution (say that three times fast)

    http://www.deremilitari.org/resources/pdfs/dennis1.pdf
    -10/11th century Byzantine calvary tactics

    http://www.deremilitari.org/resources/pdfs/morris.pdf
    -medieval English mounted infantry

    http://www.deremilitari.org/resources/pdfs/gillmor2.pdf
    -essay on stirrups and their use

    Medieval Breeds:

    http://www.horseguild.com/Medieval_Horse_Breeds.php
    -general and specific info, and terms.

    http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Ho...he_Middle_Ages
    -Wiki on breeds (should this fail, search Wikipedia for Destrier/Courser/Palfrey

    Gaits:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horse_gait
    -basic intro, there's a piaffe animation to the right. Also mentions how fast and how long horses can gallop!

    http://www.ahorse4me.com/Horse%20Gai...n%20Motion.htm
    -animation. **if anyone knows a better link, please add it and I'll replace this one**

    Pack mule/horse

    Someone chime in- saw this in the other horse thread somewhere...

    Horse colors and markings

    http://www.equusite.com/articles/bas...csColors.shtml
    -nice site


    Nutrition:

    http://www.fmwriters.com/Visionback/...edinghorse.htm
    -site specific to writers

    Jousting:

    http://www.classicalfencing.com/articles/shock.php
    -great article- read it all!

    -General jousting? link needed...

    Horse sense:

    http://absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=25643
    -Tons of Q&A, and more links!

    Endurance (new)

    http://www.teviscup.org/
    -The Tevis Cup. 100 miles, one day.

    http://www.horseandhound.co.uk/horse...370/49186.html
    -Feeding the endurance horse.

    *More links below* (A handful have been placed on the master list, but the rest require scrolling)
    Last edited by Fenika; 06-08-2009 at 02:45 AM.


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    I don't have a website, but I do equine portraits and mention them in my blog. Would that do? Or is it just an awareness thingy?

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    Yeah, I'm compiling informative links. But as you're the second post, I'm sure people can follow your link if they like... Just don't change your sig

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    Perhaps there are a couple more things we should add to the "Warfare" section. The first is an article on early medieval caavalry warfare by Bernard Bachrach:

    http://www.deremilitari.org/resource.../bachrach3.htm

    (He overestimates the size of early medieval warhorses by a considerable margin, but the rest of the research is sound.)


    And then there's Matthew Bennett's article on the military aspects of the Regle du Temple (the Knights Templars' monastic constitution):

    http://www.deremilitari.org/resource...s/bennett1.htm


    Third is great article on Byzantine cavalry tactics in the 10th and 11th centuries:

    http://www.deremilitari.org/resources/pdfs/dennis1.pdf


    Fourth is a treatise on the use of mounted infantry in medieval English warfare:

    http://www.deremilitari.org/resources/pdfs/morris.pdf


    And, last but not least, one dealing with the usefulness of stirrups in the charge. It posits that the stirrup is not necessary for mounted shock action but provides the rider with better control over the horse's gait:

    http://www.deremilitari.org/resources/pdfs/gillmor2.pdf

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    practical experience, FTW Fenika's Avatar
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    I'm having a fun time reading these links. Both the ones that cover what I know and those that cover something I didn't.

    Cheers,
    Christina
    Last edited by Fenika; 10-12-2008 at 09:18 AM. Reason: Over enthusiasm


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    Shameless bump...

    Hey, even the other horse thread flew to page 2. What, am I a dual Thread Killer?

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    Don't worry about it, Christina. Threads fade for a while, then return. If you look at the post dates in the "Horse Sense" thread, you'll see some gaps. Usually someone bumps it back up to the top with new questions.

    I don't have any other individual links to contribute, but there are several links in the "Horse Sense" thread which might still be good:

    http://absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=25643

    That thread also contains a link to an older AW thread about horses which might have more information.
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    I am writing an eye-opening equine article (I might develop it into a series of articles). I have several sites and magazines I will market to, but the subject matter is so life-changing that I've decided to compile as many possible outlets as I can. I appreciate the links in this thread and I thank you. Does anyone else have any knowledge of additional sources I might tap? I welcome ideas and links. You can write to me here: samblack2007@gmail.com

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    I was going to contribute to this thread but then I thought, neigh.

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    I won't add it to the official list, but someone here suggested the howrse game (google it) to get an idea of what is involved in keeping horses *Grin*


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    http://homesteadingtoday.com/vb/index.php?

    It has an equine forum. It's much like AW, but having to do with homesteading/hobby farms

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bahamutchild View Post
    I won't add it to the official list, but someone here suggested the howrse game (google it) to get an idea of what is involved in keeping horses *Grin*
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    I was doing my own research and found this site useful-

    http://www.gaitedhorses.net/Articles...e/hobble.shtml
    On hobbling- Correct use, training, history. Useful pics as well

    Anyone else?


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    The most seminal horse link ever

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    I have an ex-racehorse and know a great deal about racing, ex-racehorses, injury, etc if anyone ever needs help with that I do dressage with my OTTB (Off the Track Thoroughbred-which are abbreviated TB) and I did eventing with my Appendix QH mare.
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    omg, I can't believe I didn't know about this: Endurance and distance riding guide (and more)

    ETA: There's a lot of really good links at the bottom of that guide. Thanks Mac!

    Also, the link for CANTER
    Last edited by Fenika; 06-08-2009 at 02:56 AM.


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    Just dusting this old thread off.

    We've had a lot of endurance type questions lately. Anyone got any good links? Common illnesses they get, conditioning them, etc.


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