Horse service

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In the European Middle Ages up to the early modern period, those landowners who had more than 40 hooves were obliged to do horse service and consequently had to appear mounted for military service or, in the event of war, provide an armed rider in full armor.

Individual evidence

  1. Walther Lammers: The high Middle Ages up to the Battle of Bornhöved . Neumünster 1981, p. 22 and 31.