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    12-18-2010, 12:27 AM
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Old Saddle - Can you guess its use?

Here's a photo of a very old saddle. Can you guess its special use? I'll post the answer in a few days if no one guesses corrertly.

     
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    12-18-2010, 12:45 AM
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Looks like a real McClellan calvary saddle.
     
    12-18-2010, 02:13 AM
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My first guess is that it is a cavalry saddle that has been modified for a rider who is missing their right leg from the hip down.
     
    12-18-2010, 08:20 AM
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Originally Posted by smrobs    
My first guess is that it is a cavalry saddle that has been modified for a rider who is missing their right leg from the hip down.
You've pretty much guessed it. This was my great-grand-uncle Abe Bonnifield's saddle. He was born without legs. To pay for schooling, he joined a circus and learned to trick ride. He fought in the Civil War for the South. He was mainly a messenger. He weighed around 70 pounds and could hang off of his saddle for at least an hour, which let him ride through enemy lines making the enemy think it was just a runaway horse. Here's a link to more info on him and his photo.

Chuck

http://uebelephoto.com/download%20ce...ield%2002c.pdf

     
    12-18-2010, 03:06 PM
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Wow, how fascinating.
     

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