Eloquent Dragon wrote:#1 biggest mistake when writers put horses into their middle aged setting? They have a horn on the saddle.
Eloquent Dragon wrote:(Also some styles are easier to learn than others, E.G.: Dressage as opposed to Western.)
Eloquent Dragon wrote:I would imangine that medieval style riding would be extremely difficult and impractical. (The stirrups are usually all the way up to the horses shoulder!) You can look up some pictures to see what I mean.
Eloquent Dragon wrote:Also, it doesn't necassarily take years for someone to become accustomed to riding, because it all depends on the person.
Merlin wrote:Make your character’s horse into more of its own character. Maybe his horse has a habit of creeping up behind him and nosing him in the back, or likes blowing in his face when he’s trying to sleep. Even if it can’t talk, it can still have a personality. Just watch the movie “Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron”.
MeadowLark wrote:And some horses will not cross water. Some will cross a river, but will jump to the side when they come across a puddle. It's natural for them to be weary of water, for they don't know what is lurking beneath. It takes training and trust in their rider for a horse to willingly cross a river or stream.
Gladius wrote:Eloquent Dragon wrote:(Also some styles are easier to learn than others, E.G.: Dressage as opposed to Western.)I would also like to disagree with this. Western is a lot more comfortable and easy to learn than Dressage due to the simplified riding style. But this could just be my 2 cents (Dressage=a pain in the butt. Why I prefer trail riding.)
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