Latchford safety stirrup
The narrow-fitting Latchford design safety stirrup, used on side-saddles, dates back to the 1850s, and is a two-part stirrup, the inner part coming away (see picture, below), thereby releasing the foot. The top part of the inner stirrup is leather-covered. The particular stirrup illustrated was made by Blyth of London, the maker's mark a crown over the letters 'VR' (Victoria Regina).
Side Saddle Lady wishes to thank Wendy Nazar in Portugal for supplying the pictures of the Latchford stirrup.
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