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Border Reiver 28 by Axy-stock Border Reiver 28 by Axy-stock
Rules are in my Journal on my Profile Page.

Photograph taken at Old Buittle Tower.
Quotations from: [link]

"The Border Reivers were bands of brigands, organized in family groups (rather like the Clans of the Highlands of Scotland) who caused anarchy in the lands on either side of the Scotland-England Border for over 300 years, from the 13th Century until the early years of the 17th Century. They committed theft, robbery, 'recett' (the selling on of stolen goods), murder, wounding, arson, kidnapping and extortion. Their actions introduced words such as "Blackmail", "Bereaved" and "Gang" into the English language. "

No Kilt

And in case you are wondering about the lack of a Kilt...

"Scottish Reivers did not wear Tartan (or “plaid” as Americans erroneously call it). The idea of wearing tartan would have been anathema to the Lowland Scots", as it was the Highland Scots that wore the Tartan.

The Galloway Pony

"Although Reiver could operate as foot louns they were more adept at working as horsemen. They were counted as some of the finest light cavalry in Europe...

The key to their success was their horses. This was a now extinct breed, variously termed “The Galloway”, “The Hobbler” or “The Nag”. The Galloway, as a breed, died out in the later years of the 19th Century, but its bloodline still survives in the Fell Pony and its near relation the Dale Pony.

Fell ponies, and their Galloway ancestors, are amazingly sure-footed, fantastically strong, with an excellent turn of speed and with tremendous stamina.

Their fate was inextricably linked to that of the Reivers. James VI realised that without their horses the activities of the the Reivers would be severely curtailed. So he enacted banning orders on the keeping of horses in the Border country. Once the Reivers were gone and “peace” returned to the Borders (which would remain a turbulent place for at least another 100 years) then the only requirement for horses was for farm work."

There are more photos from this series in my scrap book if you need more references. They will generally be more blurred or have reflections over the top if they are in my scrap book.
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RickRichards Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I´ve used this photo as a digital study here: [link]
Thanks.
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JEAikman Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Used your stock here [link]
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JaguarJedi22 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesomeness in full motion.
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