In 1981 Dooney & Bourke began making handbags. The first were the Tack Case and the Equestrian Bag, both made from bridle leather.
The equestrian has a leather tongue that passes through a brass loop on the front of the bag, with a large tab for easy grabbing.
This bag measures 10 in wide x 7 in high x 2 in deep. The strap is .5 in wide and has a drop of 22.5 in.
My research indicates that very early bags (1981-1982) have no sewn in cloth tags. In 1982 the DB Fob had a backwards D and a round shape.
Please note: this is a flat bridle leather, not the pebbled leather that is on newer bags. The hardware is brass with some tarnish. There are some pen marks inside and scratches on the outside. There is one stain/discoloration; see photo. Overall, this bag is in very good condition.