Royal Armouries

Charlemagne

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Charlemagne: One of the Royal Armouries horses

  • Charlemagne: One of the Royal Armouries horses

Date: 1996

Charlemagne

Description

Charley has a look of a typical Medieval warhorse.

Warhorses were big and strong like modern-day hunteres and were known as Destriers.

The Destrier warhorse had a dense rounded body with a broad back, strong loins, powerful hind-quarters, and long legs with dense bones.

They were trained for use in battle or individual combat at jousting tournaments. A war horse needed the strength and stamina to carry both a knight and his armour.

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