Many interesting and beautiful details, Anne! And now I have learned something new things again – thank you. I agree about the braids – they always look so elaborate, and now I know something about how much time and effort put into it as well. Wonderful photos!
I’m not sure but I would think at least an hour. They do it in two stages first braiding in colored ribbons and then attaching the decorative pieces. One person holds the horse and the other person sits on top of the horse as they are so tall they cannot be reached from.the ground without a ladder.
They are in the Wallace House collection in London. They have two sets of armour for both horse and rider as well as lots of other bits and pieces of Medieval armour. It is fascinating. Thanks for commenting.
I have always had a soft spot for the heavy horses. I love going to the Royal Winter Fair and taking photos of the big horses . It is possible to go to the stabling area and see them being groomed and braided. And then the cacophany of their huge hooves clattering as they move off,over the cement floor, into the holding ring before their class. For the six horse hitch it is really something.
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