Used for American Civil War reenacting, this saddle appears to be a 1904 McClellan US Cavalry Saddle has a 12 inch Seat. Includes a reproduction Civil War Bridle, Bit and Breast Plate. Used but in usable condition.
One Quarter side strap shows more wear than the other. The saddle leathers are generally supple. Some surface rust on the bit. Set will allow a rider to getSee images.The McClellan saddle was a riding saddle designed by George B. McClellan, after his tour of Europe as the member of a military commission charged with studying the latest developments in engineer and cavalry forces including field equipment. Based on his observations, McClellan proposed a design that was adopted by the Army in 1859. The McClellan saddle was a success and continued in use in various forms until the US Army's last horse cavalry and horse artillery was dismounted late in World War II. Today, the McClellan saddle is used by ceremonial mounted units in the US Army. The saddle was used by several other nations, including Rhodesia and Mexico, and to a degree by the British in the Boer War. The saddle came in various seat sizes that predominantly ranged from approximately 11 to 12 ½ inches. The item "McClellan US Cavalry Saddle 12 inch Seat, Civil War Bridle, Bit, Breast Plate" is in sale since Sunday, October 3, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW I (1914-18)\Original Period Items\United States\Other US WWI Original Items".
The seller is "charlie-golf" and is located in Aurora, Illinois. This item can be shipped worldwide.