Gaited horses in Fiore’s manuals?

I was originally researching technical aspects of Fiore’s mounted combat, staring at the illustrations, when I suddenly noticed the horses’ legs. The position of the feet does not depict a walk. I quickly went through all four of the extant Fiore manuscripts, and found the same thing. Most scholars seem to think that Fiore’s mounted techniques are done at either a canter or a walk. For example, Ken Mondschein’s “The Knightly Art of Battle” shows a lance illustration: “The artist’s keen eye for detail extends to the horse’s gait; it is easy to see that this technique is being...

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