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What are some alternatives to horses in a medieval world?

By foot Most rideable animals have a difficulty crossing at-least one of swamps, hills, mountains, or dense forests. Especially when carrying a person. With no idea about what the terrain is like, ...
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What are some alternatives to horses in a medieval world?

Dog sleds If you don't have a large domesticated herbivore available, a bunch of smaller animals can pull something like a sled or cart. Works best on snowy terrain or when you happen to have good ...
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What are some alternatives to horses in a medieval world?

Runners. People can actually outrun horses or any animal in terms of long distance, we can tackle terrain even horses can't handle. We've used people in many cultures since forever and horses were ...
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What are some alternatives to horses in a medieval world?

Besides the already mentioned moose, I'd suggest: 1. Bovines While a bison's running speed (~55 km/h) rivals that of a horse (~50 km/h while galloping), I don't see the species beeing that easily ...
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What are some alternatives to horses in a medieval world?

Bicycles. They are suprisingly easy to manifacture, even with medieval means, once you get the idea down. Early instances were made of wood https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wooden_bicycle - and it is not ...
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What are some alternatives to horses in a medieval world?

Moose cavalry may or may not have been a real thing. (An American moose is what in Europe we call an elk. An American elk is extremely similar to what in Europe we call a red deer.) What is known for ...
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