War horse: The circle around his eye is there so he can see the ground better; the lightning bolt on his nose is for protection and speed; the eagle feather he wears is because he has gained war honor; and those hand prints signify that his owner has counted coup on this horse. Just in case you were wondering . . .
a huge Friesian breed in Renaissance Faire fair costume. Friesian is a horse breed originating in Friesland, in the Netherlands. Used in medieval time to carry knights to battle. Tho built similar to a draft horse, Friesians are graceful and nimble for their size. Typically black, they have extremely long manes and tails that are never cut.
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Indian War Horse The Indian war horse was highly regarded by its American Indian owner, who often honored and protected his war horse by painting tribal symbols upon the animal's body. While the symbols used and their meanings varied from tribe to tribe, there were some common symbols that were widely used on the Indian war horse. In this article, you will find explanations of some symbols which Indians used to decorate their war horses.