I would like to point your attention to this Polish codex of AD 1505, when the Krakow (Carcovia, Cracow) City Notary Baltazar Behem made a gift to this royal city council in a form of a handwritten codex he wrote himself on parchment, with 27 miniatures he had commissioned an unknown Master of the Behem Codex (looking a bit similar to the Hieronymus Bosch style) to paint.
|Behem's own writing and painted illuminations|
|and a saddle tree|
|blacksmith and a horse in treatment covered with a very interesting horse blanket|
|saddled horse, riding costume and the bridle-maker guild artisan|
|Kolebka or well-to-do traveling wagon of the XVI c., presenting the carriage and wheelwright guilds(dueling here quite viciously with clubs)|
|on the left an early hussar or a royal Tatar carrying a bow, amidst the bowyer guild artisans and their patrons|
|among the weapons shown in this shop there are sabers- szable - in their early form|
|Gothic armor still popular in the Crown of the Polish Kingdom|
|Burghers as royal city militia|
the entire digitalized Behem Codex can be had from the Jagiellonian Library
A saddler from Poland Marcin Ruda has been recreating medieval and early modern European saddles, but also many historic Western (American) saddles etc.