Horse Breeders

Horse Breeders


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  • Cost: 1820
  • +320 to wealth from farms in this province
  • +1 per turn to town growth from commerce within this province
  • Provides food: 1
  • +1 experience for all cavalry recruits
  • Enables the recruitment of cavalry in this province (assuming a cavalry-producing dojo is present)


Like a cherry blossom, perfection is fleeting.

Horse breeders improve the quality of cavalry trained in this province. Improving the horse stock leads to better mounts for all cavalry. Mounted combat defined the early samurai, and good horses were naturally valued for their stamina, strength and courage: a warhorse had to be tough as its rider to survive a campaign season, and not flinch from the stress of battle. They also required nearly as much training as the men. A mounted cavalryman had to control his mount, at the gallop, using only his knees so that his hands were free to use a bow. In turn, this required the horse to have spent just as much time being taught to obey absolutely and precisely. Good horses were therefore valued for their potential offspring as well as their immediate use.