Here are a couple of great old pictures of my great aunt Pat and her old horse Bill. When my aunt (she of “Tootsie Rose Patricia” notoriety) saw the blog post about Pat she scanned them and sent them along.
Notice the wonderful old western saddle on Bill? That is sitting in my living room on an armchair right now. It was made by Riley & McCormick in Calgary sometime prior to 1940 (probably 1920s). It’s in beautiful condition still, and very comfortable… I’ve ridden in it (though it’s just way too long for a short Arab back).