Society of the Old West

From early westward expansion through the early 20th Century.

May 2015 Blog Posts (1)

Mounting Up

Putting the "Horse before the Car" here - so to speak....... not that I'm losing any sleep over the issue but is there any reason to why we usually put our left foot in the stirrup, throw our right leg over the saddle, and mount the horse on it's left side? Then we go to get behind the wheel of our vehicles, open the door and first step in with our right foot, and control the beast from the left, drivers, seat?  Is this a American tradition, just coincidence or is there a reason to the…

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Added by Carbine on May 1, 2015 at 8:29pm — 4 Comments

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