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Introduction

Ancient Saddles

Medieval Saddles

Medieval / Renaissance saddles

Pack Saddles

Peytrals and Cruppers

Bridles

Complete panoplies

Clothing and Armour

Accessories, Diverse

Footwear

Examples of Riding

Markets and Events

Contact and Ordering

Peytrals and Cruppers

breast strap, peytral, crupper

A set of Roman pectoral (above) and rump strap.

breast strap, peytral, crupper

Detail of the brass pendants on the Roman pectoral.

breast strap, peytral, crupperl

Medieval pectorals.


breast strap, peytral, crupper

Detail of the interior fastening of the black pectoral.

The red examples are designed to buckle to straps attached to the saddle in the manner commonly illustrated in medieval sources, while the black pectoral fastens through loops or staples fixed to the saddle and so may be used on a modern saddle.


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