"Saddles" by Russel H. Beattie, published by University of Oklahoma press in 1982. This hardback book is a complete and comprehensive work about saddles. Their history, evolution, from prehistoric to present. It also explains and demonstrates the parts of saddles, rigging types, jockeys, skirts etc. Saddle accessories like pads and blankets and saddle care. Then part 3 is all about the mechanics of saddle and rider. Includes: side saddles, military saddles, English saddles, famous saddles.
This book is very interesting and complete. Hardback, no dust cover, good condition.