Month: April 2020

History, Horse Equipment, Material Culture, McClellan

The First McClellan Saddle – Pattern of 1857

The complex and convoluted history of the development of the first McClellan military saddle has been covered in a previous article, so we now look a detailed look at the first widely issued example of that process, the 1857 Trial Model McClellan. After the approval was received for the McClellan pattern submission in the last …