Tethering peg, hobble and rope : Light Horse units

Place Oceania: Australia
Accession Number REL30045.008
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Heraldry
Physical description Wood; Leather; Hemp; Steel; Brass
Location Main Bld: First World War Gallery: Sinai Palestine 1917: The Light Horse Men
Maker Unknown
Place made Australia
Date made c 1914-1918; c 1939-1941
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
First World War, 1914-1918

Light Horse tethering peg, hobble and rope. Octagonal wooden tethering peg is reinforced with steel at the tip and around the head. The upper part of the peg has been drilled through and has a loop of hemp rope. The rope from the hobble attaches to the peg loop when the horse is tethered. Single hobble is made from three layers of brown leather secured by steel rivets. The hobble fastens with interlocked steel rings. A further ring on the hobble has a length of jute rope attached, with whipped ends. The hobble rope can be attached to another tethering rope, REL30045.003, if more length is needed. The hobble, rope and peg are secured to the saddle by a leather strap with a steel buckle to a dee on the near side of the saddle, behind the horse shoe carrier. The strap is stamped with a Second World War Victorian service number and name, 'VX50238 ANDREWARTHA F W'. This same name and number is also written on the inside of the strap in faint blue ink.

History / Summary

An example of standard equipment carried by light horse units.