Hobelar

Term used of lightly armed horsemen, as opposed to heavily armed and armoured knights, who were sometimes cumbersome and slow. It is thought these hobelars were the precursors of archer-horsemen; and that they were brought from Ireland, where they were known as hobinos (Ir. obann = quick, nimble). Their horses were lighter than the *destrier and also cheaper. -

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