Saddles of Other Nations

Photograph Below. Austro-Hungarian M1899 Saddle.  This type was used by both Cavalry and Artillery Drivers in the WW1 Era.

Austro-Hungarian M1899 Saddle

Drawing Below. Austro-Hungarian Artillery Driver rig with a collar and M 1899 Saddle.

Austro-Hungarian Driver Horse Rig

Drawing Below. Austro-Hungarian Artillery Horse Collar

Austro-Hungarian Horse Collar


Photograph Below. Japanese Saddle which was brought to the US by a WW2 Veteran.  I speculate that this is an Artillery Driver’s Saddle.  This guess is due to the fact that I have seen another type of Japanese saddle listed as a Cavalry model. 

Japanese Saddle, WW2 Era Vet-Bring-Back

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