Horse Caparison, IN STOCK, circa 1200-1500

This gorgeous caparison is in stock and ready to ship.  Ready to use right out of the box, it could be customized with the addition of your personal heraldry.

SIZED TO FIT A WIDE RANGE OF HORSES, FROM 15HH TO 17HH+, DEPENDING ON THE BULK OF THE HORSE. Made in two pieces which overlap under the saddle, providing up to 12" of length variation.

Washable gold damask body has a wide bottom band composed of blue, black and metallic gold woven ribbon braid. The entire caparison is completely lined in cherry red faux silk. It is front-loader machine washable (cold water / delicate cycle) or can be hand washed. 

Additional trim is available to create coordinating costuming and/or accessories.

We have over 15 years experience in making caparisons for reenactment, jousting, film, and TV. During this time we have created dozens of caparisons, and have perfected a design which offers an uncompromisingly historical silhouette yet is remarkably strong and supremely easy to put on and adjust. There are no fiddly ties to come loose or annoy your horse.

Hidden Velcro under the saddle and center front lacing allow for the caparison to be custom fit on each horse with the minimum of fuss and maximum security. Heavy duty construction methods include a smooth, non-irritating reinforced topline seam, invisibly reinforced neck edge, and completely finished interior. Girth and dock ties secure the rear portion and prevent slippage even in the windiest conditions.

Design is appropriate for the period 1200-1500. Similar styles can be seen in images such as the Codex Manesse, Rene's Book of the Tournament, Froissart and others.  

Caparison is shown on a 15.2hh / 1100# Azteca.

Historical Accuracy Rating


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  • Model: BSD-HC01
  • Shipping Weight: 6lbs

This product was added to our catalog on Sunday 30 January, 2011.