Title: Saddled Horse Jigsaw Puzzle
About: Time for a horse ride. The horse is saddled and waiting. Choose your difficulty level click start and you're ready to go. The earliest known saddle-like equipment were fringed cloths or pads used by Assyrian cavalry around 700 BC. Saddles were improved upon during the Middle Ages, as knights needed saddles that were stronger and offered more support. The saddle eventually branched off into different designs that became the modern English and Western saddles. One variant of the English saddle was developed by François Robinchon de la Guérinière, a French riding master and author of "Ecole de Cavalerie" who made major contributions to what today is known as classical dressage. He put great emphasis on the proper development of a "three point" seat that is still used today by many dressage riders. The modern Western saddle was developed from the Spanish saddles that were brought by the Spanish Conquistadors when they came to the Americas. These saddles were adapted to suit the needs of vaqueros and cowboys of Mexico, Texas and California, including the addition of a horn that allowed a lariat to be tied or dallied for the purpose of holding cattle and other livestock.
Puzzle of the day on: 30-Aug-2013
Image Credit: Public Domain
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