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Fat Wally's Horse Painting Tips
#11
True. But we have a few folkies in the club that'd appreciate it!
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(06-19-2016, 03:12 PM)Fat Wally Wrote:  I've read that Piebalds and Skewbalds were relatively common place actually in Western Europe prior to the end of the 18th Century when they were essentially bred out.  There was a belief that a multicoloured horse was a sign of weakness.

Yes, there was a general theory that the darker the horse, the stronger and more resilient it was - hence British cavalry all rode blacks or bays in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Here are some photos and background info on probably the most famous skewbald/piebald horses around today:-

http://householdcavalry.info/horses.html#dh

Also, click on the "Freddy" link - the only one of 550 HC horses to survive the Boer War.
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#13
All British cavalry? Er. Scots Greys?
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