Wild horse news

10 01 2007

wild spanish horses, originally uploaded by candyonthebeach.

Researchers at the University of Nevada are tracking a female mountain lion believed to be preying on wild horses…

Shredded Christmas trees are being used to help a herd of Koniks in Kent

A roundup of wild horses is underway in Sweetwater County, Wyoming; the horses will be available for adoption through the BLM

The Wild Horses of Alberta Society is offering a reward for information leading to the scumbucket shooter of three wild horses west of Sundre…



The great stirrup debate

10 01 2007

Stirrup, originally uploaded by Galenza.

The great stirrup controversy began as a debate over the origins of “feudalism”. In 1887 Heinrich Brunner proposed that feudalism was a side-effect of the development of mounted shock warfare by the Franks. It became the great stirrup controversy when in 1962 Lynn White Jr. proposed that it was the stirrup that produced both feudalism and cavalry. Though the controversy lingers in some quarters, Bernard Bachrach put the idea to rest in 1970 with a successful attack on many of White’s (and Brunner’s) basic points. At present it seems clear that stirrups did not cause the invention of feudalism, and, in fact, they seem to be a convenience and not a necessity for mounted shock warfare. Link



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