HORSES AND MULES
HORSES AND MULES
trooper should strive to obtain a dark color. It is recommended
to have a bay, sorrel or black horse but not absolutely required.
not purchase a paint or Indian pony, Appaloosa, or Palomino.
Most National reenactments will not allow these breeds or
colors. Some gaited horses are not recommended for this hobby
as they have trouble at close intervals at a slow pace. It
depends more on the horse than the breed.
horses had not been breed yet, but they are the most common
around the area that would match period mounts. Any other
breed may be used if it closely resembles mounts of the period.
Common sense should be used as large draft horses etc would
not be correct.
you are going to go and buy a horse we have listed a few of
the breeds and colors, that you might see at reenactments.
The breeds are most common are Quarter horses, Morgan, Tennessee
Walkers, Missouri Fox Trotters, Saddle Breeds, and Arabians.
Other breeds are acceptable.
of the above are gaited and are not generally recommended
as their gait keeps them from staying in close formations.
you are about to look for a suitable mount and can't pick
the color the bay was the color of choice of the period. The
colors that are acceptable are sorrel, grays, wines, blacks,
some roan, duns, reds, browns, bays, some buckskins.
should be close to around 15 hands high or bigger, depending
on the rider. They can be smaller. It depends on the size
of the rider.
if you are in the cavalry, you also need transportation and
trailers facilities for getting your mount to the events.
you are unsure about a horse and you don't want to spend money
needlessly, ask. The only stupid questions are the ones never
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