Theft of Dürer’s research

The summer of 1528 in Nuremberg was especially turbulent. The city was still in mourning for its great artist, Albrecht Dürer, who passed away in the spring. After his death, a little master engraver named Hans Sebald Beham published a ten-page booklet on the ideal proportions of the horse. The Nuremberg Council had it seized […]


Treatise on Bits by Jehan de Feschal

The term “Bit-Fitting” did not exist at the end of the 15th century. However, riders were already concerned with finding the right bridles for their horses. Although the effectiveness of the action seemed to be much more important than the concern for the welfare of the animals, this was not absent, contrary to what one […]