The barding (A3) probably dates from the last years of the fifteenth century.
The horses are not provided with any defensive armour; the custom of barding chargers not being introduced till a much later date.
The particular use of the barding of steel or pourpointerie was to defend the horses against the missiles of the enemy.
The barding of the horse (A65) is exquisitely engraved with fanciful figures, in which we recognise the hand of Daniel Hopfer.
The barding of the horse (which does not belong to the suit) is magnificent.
The equipment and barding of the horse furnished also subjects of instruction.
mid-15c., from Scottish, from Old Celtic bardos "poet, singer," from PIE root *gwer- "to lift up the voice, praise." In historical times, a term of contempt among the Scots (who considered them itinerant troublemakers), but one of great respect among the Welsh.
All vagabundis, fulis, bardis, scudlaris, and siclike idill pepill, sall be brint on the cheek. [local Scottish ordinance, c.1500]Subsequently idealized by Scott in the more ancient sense of "lyric poet, singer." Poetic use of the word in English is from Greek bardos, Latin bardus, both from Gaulish.