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by PBH
Sat Jan 07, 2017 7:06 am
Forum: Universal Pattern Forum
Topic: two sadlles on ID please
Replies: 2
Views: 5029

Re: two sadlles on ID please

Certainly not British UP anyway; I hope someone else can help.
by PBH
Tue Mar 22, 2016 2:49 pm
Forum: Universal Pattern Forum
Topic: Unusual UP saddle, your opinions, please!
Replies: 4
Views: 3612

Re: Unusual UP saddle, your opinions, please!

I agree that this a 19102 UP. Possibly of Indian manufacture. However, if restored and put back in use, it must be used with the correct felt numnah pads, in addition to the folded blanket which Larry mentions. I suspect that the two dee rings on the offside were added after the felts wore out and w...
by PBH
Fri Aug 22, 2014 4:30 pm
Forum: Universal Pattern Forum
Topic: Up saddle tree identification - please help!
Replies: 2
Views: 2876

Re: Up saddle tree identification - please help!

This appears to be a standard 1902 tree
by PBH
Tue May 21, 2013 7:00 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: Postcards of the Royal Artillery
Replies: 17
Views: 4212

Re: Postcards of the Royal Artillery

Going back to the question of the blankets, or lack of. In most of the photos, the saddles appear to be the Yeomanry / Colonial type (much favoured by Yeomanry and Territorials) which have integral leather lined panels fitted and do not necessarily need a blanket. In the two photos with blankets, th...
by PBH
Tue May 21, 2013 6:21 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: Postcards of the Royal Artillery
Replies: 17
Views: 4212

Re: Postcards of the Royal Artillery

What is the purpose two bugles?
One is a bugle - for field calls while mounted.

The other is a trumpet - for dismounted calls, slung on the back when mounted.
by PBH
Tue Aug 28, 2012 10:55 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: Photographs of British cavalry in the field: World War One
Replies: 33
Views: 5736

Re: Photographs of British cavalry in the field: World War

http://digital.nls.uk/first-world-war-official-photographs/pageturner.cfm?id=74549496 http://digital.nls.uk/first-world-war-official-photographs/pageturner.cfm?id=74549496 I believe that this photo is grossly mislabeled. This appears to be led horses being brought up as dismounted skirmishers are r...
by PBH
Sat Jan 29, 2011 5:23 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: Squadron Sergeant Major Tom Parnell
Replies: 0
Views: 1051

Squadron Sergeant Major Tom Parnell

Link to today's obituary of a cavalryman who rescued horses of the Spanish Riding School.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituar ... rnell.html
by PBH
Sat Sep 11, 2010 5:37 am
Forum: Universal Pattern Forum
Topic: THE BRITISH UP 1912 SADDLE
Replies: 11
Views: 8293

Re: THE BRITISH UP 1912 SADDLE

I have a 1912 stamped with the Patent No as in the NZ example but also "Hart. Son Peard & Co L td 1915" on the n/s side bar and "Martins Birm m Lim d 1915" and the WD arrow with the figure 1 on each of the girth attachments. There is also a letter "D" at the front o...
by PBH
Mon Aug 09, 2010 4:55 pm
Forum: Universal Pattern Forum
Topic: 3rd Mountain Regiment,Troop A,Austria 1945
Replies: 13
Views: 4189

Re: 3rd Mountain Regiment,Troop A,Austria 1945

Sam, what do your notes say about the second photo down - would I be right in suggesting that the officer on the right hand side of the photo is an American?

Interesting buckle half way along his nearside curb rein.
by PBH
Sat Nov 14, 2009 7:09 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: November 11
Replies: 14
Views: 3261

Re: November 11

First Aid Nursing Yeomanry rememberance at Coventry Cathedral 11th November.
by PBH
Mon Nov 03, 2008 4:48 am
Forum: Universal Pattern Forum
Topic: RHA?
Replies: 3
Views: 2331

Re: RHA?

The clue is in the van dyked band around the pill box cap, and the grey horse of course........! As to the lance; up until 1903 this was issued to Dragoon Guards and Dragoons as well as Lancers. Even then it was retained for skill at arms. Re-instated, for Lancers, in 1909 it was taken up again by o...
by PBH
Sat Nov 01, 2008 2:11 pm
Forum: Universal Pattern Forum
Topic: Help! John M. , Anybody
Replies: 7
Views: 3718

Re: Help! John M. , Anybody

The Manual of Horsemastership, Equition and Animal Transport, 1937, definitely states "from the rear". I have just done a quick trawl of my photos and blown up a few at random to check the detail; in all cases the position of the tongue of the buckle indicates that the end of the strap poi...
by PBH
Fri Oct 31, 2008 2:43 pm
Forum: Universal Pattern Forum
Topic: Help! John M. , Anybody
Replies: 7
Views: 3718

Re: Help! John M. , Anybody

Flesh side = the side you grease, the under/inside of the leather. So that when the strap is brought round to the buckle, the hide side, the side you can polish, is outermost.
by PBH
Fri Oct 31, 2008 9:46 am
Forum: Universal Pattern Forum
Topic: Help! John M. , Anybody
Replies: 7
Views: 3718

Re: Help! John M. , Anybody

From memory; (For the '02, both sides) Feed the straps forwards, flesh side out, through the bottom slot in the front arch; then through the leather loop on the underside of the wallet (keeping the hollowed edge of the yoke to the front); then through the brass Dee on the front of the side bar; pull...
by PBH
Fri Oct 31, 2008 9:26 am
Forum: Universal Pattern Forum
Topic: UP saddle tree
Replies: 3
Views: 2814

Re: UP saddle tree

Please see your messages.
by PBH
Sat Aug 30, 2008 12:51 pm
Forum: Universal Pattern Forum
Topic: BRITISH 1902 UP SADDLE DATED 1910
Replies: 22
Views: 9488

Re: BRITISH 1902 UP SADDLE DATED 1910

Please see my comment on this type of buckle fixing on the "1902 Indian Manufacture" thread. By way of a postscript (and anecdote) I can add that it is possible that these buckets were made about 10 - 15 years ago for Lawrance Ordnance and may have found their way into the Australian Light...
by PBH
Sat Aug 30, 2008 12:02 pm
Forum: Universal Pattern Forum
Topic: UP 1902...INDIAN MANUFACTURE?
Replies: 9
Views: 4448

Re: UP 1902...INDIAN MANUFACTURE?

John, I think the most obvious thing "wrong" with the rifle bucket is that the buckle is attached to the wrong dee ring. I have several of the later type (both Australian and UK manufacture, generally dated about 1940) where the buckle is on the outer face of the bucket. One obvious reprod...
by PBH
Fri Jul 27, 2007 5:01 am
Forum: Universal Pattern Forum
Topic: 120 mm Depiction, WWI Royal Scots Greys
Replies: 17
Views: 6923

Interesting arrangement of equipment. First time I have seen the haversack on the right hip. The water bottle (with attached mess tin) can be discerned on the left side of the figure on the left and I presume that the other strap over the right shoulder is for the gas mask case. Is it significant th...
by PBH
Wed Feb 21, 2007 1:46 pm
Forum: Universal Pattern Forum
Topic: Unusual Saddle Blanket
Replies: 9
Views: 3558

Pat is quite correct, if the brightness of the photo is altered, a definite "block" pattern can be discerned on zoomining-in. Given that this is almost certainly the officer's own mount (note the absence of a rifle butt on the off-side compared with the horse in the background and the non-...
by PBH
Thu Jan 25, 2007 4:31 pm
Forum: Universal Pattern Forum
Topic: 1916 Canadian Saddle value
Replies: 4
Views: 2702

It certainly isn't a UP. It looks like an indian copy - with extra studs!