Tuesday, April 14, 2009

1807 Riding Habit

The following information was given to me by another sidesaddle fan and one of my blog followers sunvalleysally:
"There is a sort of garter on this dress but it is intended as a modesty strap (to keep skirts from flying around too much) not as anything to make the rider more comfortable or safe. In that era many ladies rode with a groom who often led the horse and the riding apparel was more a fashion statement than anything else."

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