The Horse World, and Elsewhere
Awareness of the outside world. Tired from lesson. I got nothing.
A leather martingale to display this year’s horse brass. Cox The Saddler: Leather martingale to take 1 horse brass. [NHBS 2021]
I was surprised to find out the leather widget was called a martingale. All right-thinking people know a martingale is a piece of horse tack, either standing or running. Also an Irish martingale if one is studying for a USPC rating. The Society Of Master Saddlers: Different Types of Martingale
Little did I know.
A martingale is …
… an adjustable part of a dog collar.
… a similar adjustable widget on the back of a coat or dress.
… a gambling system.
… a probability theory.
… a way to keep track of your your sword. fencing.net: Using the wrist strap or Martingale
… “A stay running from the end of the jib-boom to the dolphin striker, which holds the jib-boom down against the pull of the fore topgallant mast stay.” The Age Of Sail: Martingale
… an obsolete term for a twofer, or occasionally a threefer in the theatrical lighting industry. Wiki: Martingale
… a sewing shop in Bothell WA. ShopMartingale
… a restaurant & bar in Portsmouth NH. Martingale Wharf
… a name with a family crest. House of Names: Martingale History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
… a street in Eugene OR.
… a road in Schaumburg IL and Schwenksville PA.
… an avenue in Mooresville NC.
… a close in Cape Town, South Africa.
… a precis of the preceding, An Ergodic Walk: The history of the martingale, Sarwate, 2012.
Stay safe. Stay sane.