Archive for May, 2014

American Military Saddle

Much of our information about military saddles comes from Stephen Dorsey and Ken McPheeters’ book The American Military Saddle, 1776-1945. This book contains more than 400 pages of information and photographs of all sorts of horse related military gear…bits, harnesses, girths, saddle bags, stirrups, and much more.  According to this book, there are many versions of the military saddle. Many were experimental. Others were for officers only or for specialized purposes. I recommend this book for serious re-enacters and anyone interested in military saddles.