Equestrian Paraphernalia
Original Author: Unknown
Created: Early seventeenth century
Medium: Equestrian equipment
Publisher: Preservation Virginia

Equestrian Paraphernalia

These stirrups and iron bracing, elements of an English saddle, date back to the early seventeenth century and were among the equestrian objects found during an archeological dig at Jamestown. Desperate for food during the "Starving Time" winter of 1609–1610, colonists butchered and ate their own horses; the equestrian equipment was then discarded.

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