Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Caparisoned is an heraldic term applied to horses, and is used to signify that the animal is completely harnessed. Though occasionally used alone, it is more frequently to be found in conjunction with the word "bridled." A horse may be caparisoned in the ancient or the modern style, and the age of the crest will generally be a sufficient guide upon this point, but the word "caparisoned" is so indefinite as to this, and includes with some writers so much, and with others so little, that it is wiser (as is usually done) to supplement the blazon with other and more particular details.