Monthly Archives: October 2010

Jockey Lifts or Boot Slides

I have seen these curved metal plates described as “jockey lifts” “boot jockeys” and “boot slides”. The 1933 Swaine & Adeney catalogue goes with “jockey lifts”, so that’s good enough for me. They are actually a cunning dressing aid , … Continue reading

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Sloe Gin

I made sloe gin this weekend. “What” you may ask “has that got to do with equestrian antiques ?”. A fair question, which I will answer – eventually. Back to the gin… We picked sloes last weekend & froze them. … Continue reading

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