during my trip to Warsaw this month I visited another museum, the Hunting and Horseback Riding Museum, located at the edge of the Royal Łazienki Park complex.
I went there because of but one artifact they have there - namely, a small late XVIII century saddle that has all the appearances of a Polish common saddle of the period. Piotr M. Zalewski, M.A., from the Polish National in Warsaw and who should publish a book in English on the Polish National cavalry (Kawaleria Narodowa) next year, has an extensive chapter about the late Polish cavalry equipment, including tack and saddles, in his forthcoming book.
|another full view|
|another view of the cantle|
|under the 'hood'|
|front with bars showing|