Horses of course are such a mundane part of our daily lives we scarcely notice them. Yet how should the farmer sow his crops - the hunter pursue the fox or stag - the warrior sweep all before him in battle, or the traveller journey easily about the land without the aid of these noble beasts? They feature often in the story of the Revival, and several are mentioned by name in the course of the book:
Brewer, John Childermass's horse.
Copenhagen, the Duke of Wellington's horse.
Egyptian, Jonathan Strange's horse in the Peninsula.
Firenze, the exquisite mare given to Stephen Black by the gentleman with the thistle-down hair.
Starling, a carriage horse kept by Jonathan Strange.