Medieval Mondays: Why We Say It

Have you ever wanted to tell someone (or you actually told someone, good for you!) that they needed to “get off their high horse.”

Medieval Horses

Well, did you know that this phrase comes from the Medieval period?

During the 13th century, nobility were given larger breeds of horse to ride on to signify their status. Common folk would use this phrase as a way to insult neighbors who were acting arrogant.

Medieval Horses 2

 

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