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Caparisons and Reins ᐉ Medieval Accessories

A caparison is a protective and decorative cloth covering that is draped over a horse or other animal. They are mostly utilized in parades and historical reenactments nowadays. Horse-trapper is a related phrase. The name comes from the Latin caparo, which means "cape."


Caparisons were part of the horse armour known as barding in the Middle Ages, which was worn during battles and tournaments. They were developed in the twelfth century in response to campaigning conditions during the Crusades, when local armies deployed huge numbers of archers, both on foot and on horseback. Although the blanket may not totally protect the horse from arrows, it may deflect them and reduce their damage.


On the small Carlton-in-Lindrick knight figurine from the late 12th century, an early image of a knight's horse wearing a caparison may be observed. A loose caparison shields the horse quite well against arrows, especially when paired with a gambeson-like undercloth underneath, according to modern re-enactment experiments. The coat of arms of the horse's rider was frequently embroidered on medieval caparisons.


Medieval Armoury manufactures horse clothing caparisons and reins for medieval reenactment groups and larp events. Our caparisons are fabricated in a very confortable textil for the animal, to ensure it feels like there´s nothing on him.

Our caparisons are manufactured in Spain, by us, not imported, and they are manufactured in 100% Cotton for the comfort of the Horse himself.Since we are the manufacturer, you have at your choice several options available :1) Same color on both sides : (Both sides Full White, Both sides Full Bl..
139.99€
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A caparison is a cloth covering laid over a horse or other animal for protection and decoration. In modern times, they are used mainly in parades and for historical reenactments. A similar term is horse-trapper. The word is derived from the Latin caparo, meaning a cape.Our caparisons are manufacture..
139.99€
Ex Tax:115.69€
Make your own Medieval Caparison and show off your horse with an exclusive outfit. At Medieval Armoury, we do lots of custom works, from personalized prints to detail textil manufacturing. Nothing is too much for us, just check the most current Medieval and Larp Groups out there. 80% are wearing Med..
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Our caparisons are manufactured in Spain, by us, not imported, and they are manufactured in 100% Cotton for the comfort of the Horse himself. The heraldic eagle is used in heraldry as a charge, as a supporter, and as a crest. Heraldic eagles can be found throughout world history like in the Achaemen..
139.99€
Ex Tax:115.69€
Our caparisons are manufactured in Spain, by us, not imported, and they are manufactured in 100% Cotton for the comfort of the Horse himself. The heraldic eagle is used in heraldry as a charge, as a supporter, and as a crest. Heraldic eagles can be found throughout world history like in the Achaemen..
139.99€
Ex Tax:115.69€
Horse Caparison with Lion Motif Horse Caparison with Lion Motif
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Our caparisons are manufactured in Spain, by us, not imported, and they are manufactured in 100% Cotton for the comfort of the Horse himself. The lion is a common charge in heraldry. It traditionally symbolises courage, nobility, royalty, strength, stateliness and valour, because historically the li..
139.99€
Ex Tax:115.69€
A caparison is a cloth covering laid over a horse or other animal for protection and decoration. In modern times, they are used mainly in parades and for historical reenactments. A similar term is horse-trapper. The word is derived from the Latin caparo, meaning a cape.Our caparisons are manufacture..
139.99€
Ex Tax:115.69€
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