In Tudor England (1485 - 1603) the horse reigned supreme. Horses were needed for farming, for travel, for commerce, for war, and for sport. But what do we know about these wonderful and, too often, ignored beasts? TudorHorse.com is devoted to finding and posting information about the horse in Tudor England.
A Medieval Hunting Scene that gives us a good look at a saddle
Another Medieval Hunting Scene that gives us a good look at the tack and how people rode. Look at the position of his foot. Not the way we do it today.
King Henry VIII on his horse at the Field of the Cloth of Gold, 1520
Another view of King Henry VIII's armour in the Tower of London
King Henry VIII's armour in the Tower of London
King Henry VIII followed by Sir Anthony Brown, Master of the Horse. From the Cowdray Engravings portraying the King's visit to Portsmouth, July 19, 1545