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A Devon Stirrup

You learn something new every day – today I learned that leather slipper stirrups were also known as “Devon” stirrups and I learned rather too much about Basil leather. This is a rather worn leather slipper stirrup – it was … Continue reading

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Cope Safety Stirrups

It is a frustrating fact that very few old sidesaddle safety stirrups will fit a modern boot. So I was very pleased to find TWO large Cope safety stirrups in the bottom of a case of tack Just a minute … Continue reading

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Saddle Flask with Compass

Several years ago I wrote about a whip with a compass in the handle : Read more here So, I was pleased to find this Champion & Wilton saddle flask with a space in its lid for a compass : … Continue reading

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Safety Stirrups

This image attracted me to the Project Gutenberg Ebook of Alice M. Hayes’ “The Horsewoman, A Practical Guide to Sidesaddle Riding” (The whole text can be read here ) The front page of the book tells us that it is … Continue reading

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Young Lady’s Equestrian Manual

Thanks to the work of the Gutenberg Project I have been reading “The Young Lady’s Equestrian Manual” , an anonymous 19th Century publication, now available for all to read at http://www.gutenberg.org/files/29248/29248-h/29248-h.htm. The book starts : “The following pages contain a … Continue reading

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Unusual Sidesaddle Cane

  The Swiss Army knife of sidesaddle canes ? The handle of this cane is both a spur and a hammer (sometimes known as a locksmasher – although it looks a bit dainty to smash many locks…). I had seen … Continue reading

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