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Paskal Supporting Member of TMP16 Nov 2023 1:18 a.m. PST

Hello everyone ,

What color was Henry IV of France's blanc horse?

Mad Anthony Jones16 Nov 2023 2:35 a.m. PST

Le cheval du roi est blanc.

GurKhan16 Nov 2023 3:20 a.m. PST

Have you been listening to radiofrance podcasts?

"Le cheval blanc d'Henri IV était donc gris !"

Stoppage16 Nov 2023 4:23 a.m. PST

Which one?

In c1595 – he was depicted riding this one – before Paris:

Wiki – Heinrich IV. – König von Frankreich

JimDuncanUK16 Nov 2023 6:05 a.m. PST

Most if not all white horses are actually grey.

Most grey horses are not white.

If you are hoping to display a mounted Henry IV then use any colour of horse you desire.

Paskal Supporting Member of TMP16 Nov 2023 11:52 p.m. PST


LOL,"Blanc" was his name, he was bay.

Bill N17 Nov 2023 7:51 p.m. PST

Perhaps Jim. Based on years of experience watching my daughter's riding classes, from a distance they can appear white.

Paskal Supporting Member of TMP19 Nov 2023 1:31 a.m. PST

This story is a joke, but only GurKhan understood LOL

Stoppage19 Nov 2023 3:49 a.m. PST

Pour vous, nous amuser, c'est s'amuser

JimDuncanUK19 Nov 2023 5:02 a.m. PST

Perhaps Jim. Based on years of experience watching my daughter's riding classes, from a distance they can appear white.

Thanks Bill

I spent many years working in an educational establishment which had its own Equine Hospital along with world class staff.

Horse terminology was such that a horse that appeared to be white or mostly white was still a 'grey' in their eyes. There being no such classification as a 'white' horse.

As a wargamer I am happy to use 'white' or 'grey' as appropriate. Nowadays I only paint a white horse just using white paint when I'm in 'old school/toy soldier' territory and several shades of grey paint with a final drybrush of white when in my top quality commission paintwork.


Paskal Supporting Member of TMP20 Nov 2023 12:08 a.m. PST


Only GurKhan understood LOL


You did not understand ? Blanc is the name of the horse, not its color!

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