Fed up with Hattie and I being "broken", my side saddles being away at the saddlers and not being able to ride, I went and made my own little side saddlery on my vintage clothing site. I'm no Laura Dempsey when it comes to saddle fitting and repair but I've got WAY too much stuff here and only have one horse so took the plunge and now Corsets and Crinolines has it's own side saddlery section on the website.
It will be stocked with side saddle odds and ends I come across in my travels and stuff I don't need (still deciding whether to keep an off-side apron I bought which has a 28" waist in the hopes of getting down from a 34" waist!!!).
One of the things I have decided to part with (with a very heavy heart too as I'll probably end up needing it one day!), is a vintage Champion & Wilton side saddle numnah of which I have never seen another.
The date is unknown but C&W list them in their 1938- 1939 catalog (shown here) for £2 and 10 shillings but there are similar ones are listed in the late 1880's Mosemans catalog from the US but for astride saddles.