Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Question from Frances - Henry VIII and horse sizes

Is it true that Henry VIII banned all horses under a certain size (maybe 14 hands?) so that only bigger horses would be bred in England?
If so, that would eliminate most Arabian horses.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I will try again to answer your question: I have been unable to get past the security questions before. Leicester also had a special stud for the breeding Barbary horses. If you ask Lara, I am sure she will give you my email address. I have quite a bit of info on Tudor horses.