and here we have the second day of Christmas.
or as the British call it - the Boxing Day.
A short entry, between the delicious lunch and eventual and equally delicious dinner.
Many times I mentioned armored horses - dextrarius opertus [singular] -but today I would like to use the available diagram from an archived book on the World Library aka Archive.
Charles John Ffoulkes, British historian and the curator at the Royal Armouries, wrote several important works on the arms and armor of the Medieval and Early Modern European history (here his books available via archive org library) during the early XX century.
So in his quite famous and enduring work - Armourer and His Craft - he wrote a chapter devoted to the task of proofing the armor made by the historic armorers.
and from the same book comes multi-language diagram showing horse armor [including the armored saddle elements] and its parts: