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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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How to relax in the saddle

How’s this for a piece of advice in a book ? “… avoid particularly a rigid neck which means contraction of the muscles. Smoke a cigarette if one feels inclined to stiffen the neck.” – I’m not making this up … Continue reading

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Whip construction

This whip has a beautiful silver handle & collar, decorated with cast coiled serpents. Unfortunately the covering of the shaft or stock has suffered some damage. Looking on the bright side – this does let us look at the construction … Continue reading

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