I have been doing a bit more on the Scottish army.
Some of the richer men can ride to the battle, using the extra speed to get into a good position before things start getting really nasty. To indicate this ability, the men need model ponies with them.
Now I could have bought some new models, but in this age of austerity I decided to save the money and put in a bit more work myself. Digging in my boxes of unused models, I found a load of donkey type creatures that had originally been acquired to pull some very early chariots. That army is never going to see the light of day, so I stole the donkeys and set about turning them into ponies, by adding tails and manes made out of modelling putty...
Yes, they do have very fluffy manes, but I think they will work well when I have painted them. As a concession to the My Little Pony look, the one with the fluffiest mane and tail will be painted pink.
Wonder if my opponents will notice?