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Summary: Horses

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The native Irish usually rode horses without the benefit of a good saddle and bridle and this placed them at a disadvantage when facing the Anglo Normans. The latter rode with good saddles and bits and bridles which were soon copied by the Irish. The first picture shows a native Irish horseman and the second an Irish soldier with his horseboy. His horse has a saddle and he is wearing spurs.

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Native Irish horseman from a medieval manuscriptFrom Images of Irelande, John Derrick. An Irish soldier with his horse and horseboy.

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