• Mike Bishop deposited Pimp my ride: early Imperial cavalry, saddle plates, and long-reining in the group Group logo of Roman military equipmentRoman military equipment on Humanities Commons 9 months, 1 week ago

    A select group of 1st-century AD ‘Totenmahl’ tombstones shows Roman auxiliary cavalry horses being long-reined. These same stones also provide the main sculptural evidence for the use of saddle plates. This paper begins by examining one set of privately owned horse harness and then broadens its focus to consider the wider implications of long-reining amongst Roman cavalry.