Continental Fancies

Some suggestions of names for horses from A New Method  and Extraordinary Invention to dress Horses, And work them according to Nature; As also, to perfect NATURE by the Subtilty of ART; Which was never found out, but by the Thrice Noble, High and puissant PRINCE William Cavendishe (1657):



La Petite Barbe


Mala Testa


(Cavendish was perhaps the most influential of the Brits who tried to import the Continental Haut Ecole style, although it was never very popular with a nation who preferred to hunt and race than passage and piaffe.)

Published by Susanna Forrest

Writer Amazons of Paris, The Age of the Horse and If Wishes Were Horses.

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