Tuesday, December 6, 2022

McClellan saddle

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. 

A Comanche warrior named "Ako" and his horse, photographed 1892.

During the Indian wars, many McClellan saddles fell into Indian hands and were mainly adopted by the Great Plains Comanches warriors

Three mounted Comanche Indian warriors, photographed 1892.

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