Medieval warhorses no bigger than modern-day ponies, study finds

Contrary to mythical depictions of the iconic steeds as towering beasts, most in England were less than 14.2 hands high

In films and literature they are usually depicted as hulking, foot-stomping, snorting beasts but a new study has claimed that the medieval warhorse was typically a much slighter, daintier animal.

A team of archaeologists and historians searching for the truth about the steeds that carried knights into battle has concluded that most were probably only the size of a modern-day pony.

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