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The fifteen points of a good horse:

“A good horse sholde have three propyrtees of a man, three of a woman, three of a foxe, three of a haare, and three of an asse.


Of a man. Bolde, prowde, and hardye.


Of a woman. Fayre-breasted, faire of heere, and easy to move.


Of a foxe. A fair taylle, short eers, with a good trotte.


Of a haare. A grate eye, a dry head, and well rennynge.


Of an asse. A bygge chynn, a flat legge, and a good hoof.”—Wynkyn de Worde (1496).

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Bronzomarte
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Doomstead
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Frontino
Grani
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High Horse
Hrimfaxi
King Chosen by the Neighing of a Horse (A)
Morocco
Neptune’s Horse
Orelio
Parviz [Victorious]
Quixote (Don)
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Rakush
Richard II.’s Horse
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Rozinante
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Sun (The)
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Wellington
White Surrey
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