Equestrianism on the screen,  Equipment

The Medieval Saddle!

Hello! I have been looking for inspiration for this blog. I wanted to offer you something unique and intriguing, but for a long time I couldn’t come up with something…. Until I stumbled upon this interesting YouTube channel, called Modern History TV, which explains how things were done in the Medieval times, especially from a knight’s perspective. By the way, it is a very informative channel, so I highly recommend that you subscribe. Highly informative sources like this make the World Wide Web a better place and their contributors should be encouraged.

I was fascinated by the videos on the Medieval saddle. Jason Kingsley OBE, the channel’s owner, describes quite extensively this type of saddle and also compares it to the modern saddle.

My favourite similarity is the gap that is left for the horse’s spine. Regarding my favourite difference, it is the protective plate at the front and the protective ears at the back. The purpose of these parts were protection and comfort, but they could also be a cause of fatal injury.

In general, the Medieval saddle was made to keep the rider safe and stable, while the modern English saddle has been designed to provide the rider freedom of movement.

But why am I still talking (writing, that is)? Let Jason explain everything!

Here Jason shows the features of the Medieval saddle
On this video, Jason compares the Medieval saddle to the modern British one, and makes shortly refers to the Spanish saddle as well.
Here we see Jason fitting the draft Medieval saddle to one of his horses, which is a chance for us to see what’s underneath the leather.
Here Jason is trying out the finished Medieval saddle.

I hope you enjoyed these videos as I did! Have a nice day (or evening) everyone!

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