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Bayard

(bā`ərd), Ital. Baiardo (bäyär`dō), in chivalric romance, a bay horse, remarkable for his spirit and for his unique ability to fit his size to his rider. He appears in the 12th-century French epic Renaud de Montauban and in later tales of RolandRoland
, the great French hero of the medieval Charlemagne cycle of chansons de geste, immortalized in the Chanson de Roland (11th or 12th cent.). Existence of an early Roland poem is indicated by the historian Wace's statement that Taillefer sang of Roland's deeds
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 by Boiardo, Ariosto, and Tasso.

Bayard

swiftest horse in the world. [Medieval and Renaissance Legend: Brewer Dictionary, 86]
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To Baiardo's own amazement, he is able to leap continents and soar through the heavens effortlessly.
The two scenes are connected by more than the overpowering of Baiardo: certain verses in canto 25 reference canto 5.
Quando Baiardo il dia voi sentiva, perch'altra volta di questi alloggioe, intese ben come la cosa giva, e come un drago a soffiar comincioe.
While the canto 25 reference to a prior Baiardo hijacking most certainly looks to the past, it is tempting to view the chiose mentioned by Malagigi in canto 5 as looking forward.
In addition to Baiardo's commandeering in each scene, there is another narrative element common to both scenes.
In contrast to Astarotte's useless erbetta, Malagigi's barba hydrates: a fundamental physiological need of both Rinaldo and Baiardo. Malagigi's barba requires ingestion.
(Hankins, 2003: 325, 337) In concert, the Baiardo scenes in cantos 5 and 25 refute Ficino's turn away from the physical world on display in Lorenzo's De summo borio.
The reader can almost feel Baiardo's heavy breathing as Malagigi pushes the horse to his physical limits.
Astarotte conducts Baiardo and Rinaldo on a higher trajectory than that of Ovid's Phaethon, who recklessly drove Helios's chariot too dose to the sun in an unsuccessful attempt to prove his lineage (Ovid, 2010: 2.28-40).
Baiardo thinks and reasons independently, which places him in the upper limits of the animai class and on the cusp of entering humanity.
Not to be overlooked, Malagigi rides Baiardo traditionally: rider astride horse.
An appendix with a complete transcription of the Baiardo Inventory would also have been helpful, especially given its extensive and productive use in the book.