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Signing in Albany, NY

Readers! Apparently I am insane, because I am going to upstate New York in the dead of winter. While I am there, I will be doing an author event (reading, Q&A, signing) at: Flights of Fantasy Books and Games (Albany, … Continue reading

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History for the fantasy buff: travel distance for horses, part 4

I think this will be the final installment of my series on horse travel, and it’s about the care of the horse on the road. Horses are among the small number of mammals that cool themselves by sweating. As such, … Continue reading

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History for the fantasy buff: travel distance for horses, part 3

Continuing my series about travel distance for horses, here are a few more details regarding long-distance travel on horseback (or by horse-drawn conveyance). What is the best gait for long-distance travel? A solid working trot. While this is not the … Continue reading

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History for the fantasy buff: travel distance for horses, part 2

Last week I talked about how far a horse could go at a high rate of speed before becoming exhausted and requiring a two-hour rest: 10 miles. So how far can a horse go in a full day? It depends … Continue reading

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History for the fantasy buff: travel distance for horses

One of the classic questions fantasy writers ask about horses is, how far can a horse travel in a day? The answer is complicated, and I hope to address it over several blog posts. The reason it’s complicated is that … Continue reading

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