The collector, historian and rider has long needed a book that carefully explores and pictures the equipment used in this historic era.
It’s all here: Saddles, Bits, Stirrups, Rosettes, Saddle Bags & Valises, Harness, Military Manuals, Tools and much more. full of clear, sharp photos and descriptions. includes civilian, U.S. Military and Confederate. Western saddles are also shown. The horse in American history, breeds, saddle and equipment manufacture are all comprehensively covered.
Plus – A special supplement – “The Fighting Man and His Mount” which displays numerous original dragoon and cavalry photographs, many previously unpublished.
The author, Howard R. Crouch, is a long-time collector of horse fear and author of a number of books in the Civil War field. His carefully researched “Horse Equipment of the Civil War Era” is sure to become a standard reference for the historian and collector alike.