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An order of chivalry does not go without a horse. Thus, the history of the order of the Temple was intimately related to this animal. To begin with, a nobleman who was received in order could give his horse, a fighting horse that the squires held to others, that is to the right. After 1140, many donors of the noble nobility bequeathed the Templars and horses.
To equip his army, the order of the Temple furnished three horses to each of his knights, the maintenance of which was provided by a squire (Article 33 of the regulations). These horses were to be harnessed in the simplest way, expressing the vow of poverty.
According to the rule "We defend totally that the brothers have gold and silver at the bridle, the stirrup and the spur". Among these horses was a horse trained in battle and reserved for war. The other horses were sommeliers or pack animals of the Franche-Comté or Percheronne breed. They could also be mules called "beasts". They carried the knight and the material. There was also the palfrey, used mostly for long trips.
According to the withdrawals, the hierarchy of the order was expressed by the regulatory attribution of executives. The withdrawals begin: "The master must have four animals ..." indicating the importance of the subject. In addition, the first three articles of the master of the order concerned his entourage and the care of horses. We learn that the horses were fed on barley and that a blacksmith was in the master's entourage.
Among the master's horses was a Turk, an Arab thoroughbred who was an elite and valuable horse because he was very fast.
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