Friday, March 25, 2016

What is "Indian broke"?

In the old west, an "Indian broke" was one trained to be mounted from the right hand side. Cowboys followed the European/mainstream tradition of mounting from the left (a good idea when you have a sword). For some reason, Native Americans preferred to mount from the right. (No, I don't know why - I've done research and can't find it - I'd love an explanation if there is one).

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