1936. Item #16968
Smith-Worthington Saddlery Co. The Modern Forward Seat Saddle [Catalog 20]. Hartford, CT, n.d. [ca. 1936]. 12p, many ills. Very good large paperbound (spine faded). Photo-duplicated promotional letter laid in. ** The first two pages feature two "Italian model" forward seat saddles, one of them improved by Captain S.N. Kournakoff and with a testimonial by Stuart Rose. Interestingly, the line drawing showing how to measure your thigh length is illustrated by a woman rider. The rest of the catalogue offers bridles, bits, girths, stirrups, halters, grooming tools, etc. The Smith-Worthington company was founded in 1794 and is one of the very oldest continuously operating businesses in America.