I started reading Game of Thrones. It is pretty good but Martin has some writing quirks that are irritating to me. First, armour is "boiled leather". Ok, the first time, it is a throw away fact: not important but it can add a little colour. But it doesn't have to be mentioned every single time after that! It is fine to just say "leather armour", really. We will either remember it is boiled (no danger of forgetting that by now) or not care.
Second, if you say a character is on a specific horse, you don't have to mention that again in the very same paragraph. We really weren't thinking the character had dismounted, got on a different horse and started riding again in those 3 sentences of description. "She wrote her silver horse [blablablabla] She passed through the gate riding her silver horse." Really?