Writing Horses Right

Here’s a few links to a series of articles about getting horses right in fantasy & historical fiction.  But they are somewhat oversimplifications: I also highly recommend the Wikipedia article on coat colour in horses, and following up on the specific articles on coat colours that interest you.  Through this, I learned that Lightning, my protagonist’s horse in the Wyrd West Chronicles, is most properly described as a buttermilk buckskin (golden-cream coloured with black mane, tail, muzzle, ear-tips and other highlights.  It also means that his eyes are a chocolate brown.)

Horse Misconceptions in Fantasy Writing

How to Describe Horses in Fiction

Horse Terminology: Gaits and Anatomy

Horse Terminology: Tack and Riding

 

 

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