Stronger horses and farm yields

War horses interbred with draft horses. Thus, more horses were available for farmers, displacing oxen as draft animals. And increasing farm yields because of their superior speed.

graph TD
HS[Horse strength] --> |More power| DH[Draft Horses]
H[Horses] --> |More available| DH
DH --> |Faster than oxen| FY[Farm Yields]

style Inventions fill:yellow,stroke:#333,stroke-width:4px
Inventions[Heavy plow<br/>Horse collars<br/>Horseshoes] --> DH

Source: Medieval Technology and Social Change by Lynn White

Last edited on Dec 2021