Provincial Priory of Kent The United Religious, Military and Masonic Orders of the Temple and of St John of Jerusalem, Palestine, Rhodes and Malta in England and Wales and Provinces Overseas

Province of Kent
Squiggle Knight Templar Horses

Destrier Horse Mounted on a Destrier, Richard Marshal unseats an opponent during a skirmish

The main battle horse used by the Knights was called a Destrier, commonly known as the War Horse. Used by Knights for charging the Muslin lines and for jousting in tournaments. Usually, stallions they were bred and raised specifically for biting and kicking.

Other horses used by the Knights were called Coursers or Rouncey, being swift and strong horses. Less expensive than the Destrier. They were more of an all-purpose horse and used by the Men at Arms for fast, quick and light cavalry charges.

Palfrey Horse A medieval painting of a Palfrey horse

Another horse used by the Knights was called the Palfrey. A highly valued all round light saddled horse, suitable for riding over long distances, short in the body and with long legs. Trained for a smoother ride at an ambling gait.


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