I’m back to fussing with my fictional Celts. I learn a little more each time, but I’m still not quite there. Tonight I focused on Marmareon (my visiting Mediterranean) and their horses.
Marmar is 6'9’’ and I don’t think that’s ever going to change. He’s my gentle giant, but it has its draw backs. I can’t just plop him on a standard 300 BC celtic pony. He’s too big. He TOWERS over most everyone else at that time.
That’s where the Buirihh come in. They’re a fictional breed of bigger, shaggier animals and were given to the village by Bui, a god who resides in a nearby spring. As long as the residing celts do his weird tasks, foals will keep sprouting from the earth.
Two kinds of horses come from the spring.
The coveted, high-spirited war horses, and a heavier but also spirited breed used to drag mysterious pillars and gnarled trunks away that grow at the site.
Tonight I used Irish Draught horses as a base for the bigger guys. The smaller ones will be pretty close to standard celtic ponies.