Horse problems (Mayor graphic novel, s1, p60)

Horse problems

Actually Mayor can sit a horse quite well, which is not surprising since she’s growing up on a rural estate.

In the thirteenth century the Andalusian horse was starting to emerge as a distinct breed. They were valued as war-horses, so it’s unlikely Mayor was riding one. Prince Alphonso, on the other hand, can expect to get one soon, although it is unlikely that a 10 year old would be capable of handling a 15 hand warhorse for a few more years, despite his father’s impatience to get him battle-hardened. Ferdinand himself has a beautiful white Andalusian warhorse. The most common colour is grey.

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Jenny Weight
English consultant and graphic novelist
Since leaving the higher education sector I’ve been focussed on thinking about education more holistically – I’m particularly interested in the interface between education and media, but I want to understand better how we can bring our traditional educational institutions to embrace the possibilities that the network and media are opening up. We need to reinvent education to suit the nature of our working lives, and our need to engage in routine lifelong learning. I use my research and writing skills to explore these issues. I consult on education issues and assist postgraduate students with their theses.

As an artist, my new project is Mayor, a graphic novel set in thirteenth century Spain. You can find out more about these activities in my blog: geniwate.com.