Friday, 24 June 2011
The Side Saddle For Sale & Wanted List
Due to the number of emails and requests from people looking for side saddles, side saddle stuff, etc and people wanting to sell their side saddle stuff, I've decided to make a list for ease of rehoming said items like the Side Saddle Association For Sale/Wanted list.
Email me your items at or requests for items at crinolinegirl @ corsetsandcrinolines.com (take the space away from before and after the @ symbol) and I will put them in a special blog post which will get archived. I've created a little category in the Labels section down on the bottom left side of the page called "Side Saddles and Tack For Sale/Wanted" where these special blog posts will get archived for ease of shopping.
Any transactions are between YOU and the Vendor/Buyer so keep your wits and common sense about you when engaging in a transaction!
I'm doing this as a way to help bring side saddle to more people in what sometimes seems like a closed community.
Like the scans? They are from my 1892 copy of How Women Should Ride by C. De Hurst showing what sort of flat side saddle was recommended during the era as opposed to the "catalog" saddle with slipper stirrup which were available in abundance from every mail order company into the early 20th century.
The stirrup shown in the first scan, is a Scott side saddle stirrup which was patented in 1885. This is it in the closed position...
Here is the Scott in the open position.
The Cope is another similar style safety stirrup that was invented in 1885 as well but differs slightly from the Scott. Instead of the inner stirrup arch tipping forward and splitting in two at the top like the Scott, the inner stirrup on a Cope tilts forwards allowing the bottom foot plate disengage to free the foot.