Parsons Rump

Be Seen - Keep Safe


I make Parsons Rump on a Singer sewing machine (treadle type), made at a factory in Clydebank Scotland in January 1932. It requires no electricity to work just leg power.

Parsons Rump is truly a cottage industry, as you can see the sewing machine is in the corner of my lounge and I sit and make the Rumps in the evenings or on rainy days when I cannot work outside.

I sew around the Rump twice, firstly to sew the vertical straps and D’s in place and second time to secure all straps with an X or V for durability.


Reflexite® tape – EN471

I use Reflexite tape because I feel it is far superior to other types of fluorescent tape, it is more expensive but I feel well worth the extra cost.

Reflects in colour

Easy to wipe clean

Enhances design as well as safety

Reflexite® Micro-prismatic Technology

Reflexite® has proven to be the most optically efficient way of ensuring long distance visibility at dawn, dusk, in the work zone, on the roadway, at sea or in any environment where visibility is compromised.

Prismatic technology works by refracting light from its inner surfaces. Light strikes each of the three surfaces of the Reflexite microprism, before returning to its light source. The retroreflective efficiency is enhanced by the precise arrangement of the microprisms, as seen in a microscopic view. The microprisms’ economical use of surface area delivers the highest standard of retro-reflection. This returns light to the original source by as much as 80%, meaning enhanced visibility for the person or object.


Washing Instructions

Machine Wash, Warm

I wash my Rump at the same time as my girth and numnah on a 40° wash with non-bio washing powder, no conditioner, and then air dry.

Thank you to the Models

Jóra from Old Hills

My trusty Icelandic Horse and dress makers doll, who has patiently stood while I tied bits of bailer twine around her bottom, then pinned and cut webbing while I perfected the design and rode off around the countryside checked all worked and stayed put.

Freddie, (aka Lansdown)

Born 10th May 1988, he ran 68 times, mainly over hurdles, 10 wins, 9 x 2nds and 14 x 3rds, now a retired gentleman being kept in the luxury he deserves.


Welsh Section ‘D’, who does the odd jumping competition and happy hack.

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