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IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 835: How Borders Influenced Equestrian Equipment and Its Use

Tuesday 7 July 2020, 16.30-18.00

Organisers:Timothy Dawson, Independent Scholar, Leeds
Anastasija Ropa, Department of Management & Communication Science, Latvian Academy of Sport Education, Riga
Moderator/Chair:Timothy Dawson, Independent Scholar, Leeds
Paper 835-aRiding the Bounds: Horse Equipment in England from Anglo-Saxons to Normans
(Language: English)
John Clark, Museum of London
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Archaeology - General
Paper 835-bThe Medieval Irish Saddle: A Curious Case of Continuity
(Language: English)
Andrew Ó Donnghaile, Department of History National University of Ireland Galway
Index terms: Local History, Military History
Paper 835-cRunning Blind: The Shaffron as a Form of Equine Control in the Tournaments of Maximilian I
(Language: English)
Emma Herbert-Davies, School of History, University of Leeds
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Military History, Technology

This session on horse history is devoted to examining how borders help us to understand the development and use of equestrian equipment throughout the Middle Ages. The speakers address this question using the disciplinary perspectives of archaeology, experimental archaeology and military studies. The papers relate to a wide range of subjects, encompassing the typology of horse shoes, the make-up of medieval saddles, protective equipment for horses, and the equipment used for mounted archery.