The Horses' branle is found in Orchesography by Thoinot Arbeau. It is one of the mimed branles.
- Double left (DL)
- Double right (DR)
- Tap right (or stamp or tappement) (TR)
- Single right (SR)
Like the Candlestick Branle, this branle is done by couples holding hands with each other, and is not known to have any specific formation in which the couples are arranged. The couples hold both hands; the simplest way is to take near hands facing one's partner, but it is not known if this is correct.
The two strains of music alternate until such time as the musicians decide to stop.
DL DR DL DR DL DR DL DR
Men: TR TR SR DL, turning round to the left during the double
Women do the same: TR TR SR DL, turning round to the left during the double
This dance has been adapted by modern people into a mixer, in which the couples are in one of various larger formations and the final turn takes each dancer away from his or her partner. These modern versions may best be learned in person from those who do them.