The writer is old enough to have seen farmers' wives riding behind their husbands, on pillions.
Ladies rode on pillions fixed on the horse, and generally behind some relative or serving-man.
The ladies were immediately taken off, placed on pillions behind two troopers, and carried away to Storton.
From the earliest days when horses were imported, women rode on pillions behind the men.
Two cavaliers mounted on richly appointed steeds, their ladies mounted on pillions behind them, are carrying hawks.
Older women rode behind men on pillions, which were padded cushions which had a sort of platform stirrup.
The family then set off from their home in a large two-horse sleigh, or on saddles and pillions.