it is December 2022, so we could canter to the Medieval iconography 'pastures' for some inspiration and beauty.
From various museums including Del Prado & Saragossa etc
Bridles with curb-bits and horse & rider, in all the splendors of the late Xv century Spain
my favorite Saint Martin by Ximenez - I wonder if the horse is a caballo de paso or a palfrey, with his high action displayed while walking.
Saint Michael outfitted as a Castillian or Aragonese knight, minus the wings obviously
in this painting - we see two types of swords used during this period in the Spanish realms
a straight sword with an elaborate hilt and the falchion or langes messer one with a sabre like hilt