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The term 'palfrey' usually meant a more expensive and well bred type of riding horse popular during the Middle Ages, sometimes equalling the Knight's Destrier in price. It was popular with nobles, ladies and knights for riding, hunting and ceremonial use during the medieval period. A palfrey had a smooth, ambling gait. It was an ideal horse for traveling long distances comfortably.
References[change | change source]
- Ralph Henry Carless Davis, The Medieval Warhorse: Origin, Development and Redevelopment (1989), p. 137 (ISBN 0-500-25102-9)
- Ewart Oakeshott, A Knight and his Horse, Rev. 2nd Ed. (USA:Dufour Editions, 1998)
- Deb Bennett, Conquerors: The Roots of New World Horsemanship., 1st edition (Amigo Publications Inc., 1998) ISBN 0-9658533-0-6