Cross posted from trad. This is what I wore for my stroll around Adams Farm with my wife. Kilts are perfect for country walks.
I believe the term is 'stirrup cup' being one that was handed down after mounting for a 'stimulating' wee dram before the hunt itself began. This always struck me as a truly bad idea but that is probably do to my complete lack of comfort on horseback. I find horses like motorcycles. They're lovely to look at--from a modest distance!Sarge, I have a question about the image you posted.
To the right of the gentleman, all dressed for the hunt, there are two steel or pewter cups with angled handles. I have seen these kinds of cups before in images from films that feature scenes of such hunts. I think they can be carried along while one is on horseback. They remind me of the pewter cups used to drink the classic Pimm's No 1 cocktail at cricket matches and other sporting events. Do they have a special name?
The discomfort of an increasingly arthritic spine convinced me to leave my Harley parked in the garage on an increasingly frequent basis, over my last two years of ownership and I finally sold it when our young grandsons began getting overly interested in the beast! For the reasons you state above, I really didn't want to see them getting into iron horses.After I left Active Duty I thought that I might make Affirmative Action work for me and become an RN. It didn't turn out well. But for the 13 months I worked on a Spinal Column Injury ward, it did have the beneficial effect to make me swear off the following activities: 1) Diving head first into an unknown depth, 2) Riding an innertube down a snowy slope, and lastly, 3) no motorcycles!