Sunday, September 11, 2011
Ancient Roman Cavalry Saddle
I usually have been staying away from the Romans, doing very few drawings showing their horses and tack.
here I drew a Roman bit used by the Roman cavalry,
So let me take you for a little visit back in time of the Romans and their rigid saddles, just let the images speak for themselves. Please note that it is my belief that the so called horned Roman saddle, whatever its immediate inventor (Celtic or Eurasian steppe warrior), does seem to be a descendant of the ancient Saka/Skuda/Scythian saddles and horse tack
.... Mr. Peter Connolly and his reconstruction in my 'redrawing'
Germany - a saddle reconstruction
Another reconstruction with full horse tack from Germany
the best English language site devoted to the reconstruction and practice of the Roman cavalry - comitatus.net/cavalryresearch