Horses in Scotland
> would the Romans have introduced foreign species ofYes, as well as horses from other sources by that late
> horses to England and Scotland by the 12th century?
The aforementioned book points out that there are
obviously two different sorts of horses depicted on
the Pictish stones - one an elegant riding horse,
obviously well-bred and well-trained, and the other a
small sturdy horse, nearly pony-sized that was more
suited to hard labor or rough travel.
The author points to the Eriksay pony as being the
closest surviving relative to this second type of
horse. Read the book if you can find it or google
Eriskay pony for more info about the modern horse.
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