Stirrup leather

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Stirrup leather the strap which attaches a stirrup to the saddle. See Stirrup, 1.
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Usage

In literature:

This position is attained by setting the stirrup-leathers farther back than on the old-fashioned saddle.
"The Prairie Traveler" by Randolph Marcy
Hook for stirrup-leather, 38, 39.
"The Horsewoman" by Alice M. Hayes
Curly was sewing a broken stirrup leather, Blackwell had a quirt in his hand, and from time to time flicked it at the back of his victim.
"Crooked Trails and Straight" by William MacLeod Raine
If there is a stirrup-leather or sword-scabbard in the garrison, I promise you as sound a beating as you ever yet received.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 62, Number 361, November, 1845." by Various
Later on a stirrup-leather broke.
"In the Tail of the Peacock" by Isabel Savory
Be able to dress a saddle, repair traces, stirrup leathers, etc., and know the various parts of harness.
"Boy Scouts Handbook" by Boy Scouts of America
My legs felt weak and I held on to the stirrup leather.
"Dwellers in the Hills" by Melville Davisson Post
At length, by help of his stirrup leather, he managed to get Charley up behind him.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Volume 1, No. 2, July, 1850." by Various
Lay hold of my stirrup-leather and trot alongside.
"Aletta" by Bertram Mitford
And along toward the last, he never rode in that direction without slinging his Winchester under the stirrup-leather.
"The King of Arcadia" by Francis Lynde
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In poetry:

I lost my stirrups, I lost my hat,
I was pullin' at leather as blind as a bat
With a phenomenal jump he made a high dive
And set me a-winding up there through the sky.
"The Strawberry Roan" by Curley Fletcher

In news:

Half chaps that you use when riding englich make sense because you are riding with little english stirrups leathers, but when you have big western fenders the half chap won't really be doing much.
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