The American Military Saddle by Stephen Dorsey and Kenneth L. McPheeters
The American Military Saddle by Stephen Dorsey and Kenneth L. McPheeters – This book is the first comprehensive coverage of the history of the American Military Saddle. It incorporates actual photographs and official army drawings of original saddles and other horse equipment. In chronological order, the history of each specific area covered in its own chapter with fresh, insightful text based on in-depth research and period military documentation. SADDLES, SADDLE TREES, SADDLE BAGS, CANTLE BAGS and POMMEL POCKETS, BRIDLE BITS, STIRRUPS, SADDLE CLOTHS and SHABRAQUES, GIRTHS and SURCINGLES — they are all comprehensively covered from the earliest days of the Revolutionary War to the final dismounting of the US mounted troops after World War II. This book has over 900 photographs and drawings and answers many questions about design, construction, modification, production and production facilities, issue and disposal of horse equipment through our nation’s history. This has been the standard reference work for the collector, student, researcher, museum and antique dealer. A rare tome on the American military saddle. It is thoroughly researched and has excellent photographs. (abebooks.com) This copy remains in excellent condition.