Otsubo Yoshihide was an equestrian, originator of the Otsubo school of horsemanship.
Otsubo Yoshihide was born in Kazusa Province (Chiba Prefecture), 1324.
Served Shogun Yoshimitsu and Yoshimochi Ashikaga. Was appointed Shikibu Ta-yil (Head of the Court Ceremonies Department) and Sakyo-no-Suke (Head Officer of the Left Half of Kyoto).
Entered Buddhist priesthood and called himself Dozen. An accomplished horseman, he also made saddles and stirrups. According to legend, he was taught the secret of making saddles and stirrups by the god of the Kashima Jingu (shrine) in a dream. He revealed to no one how he made his stirrups, except to Nakatsukasa Shoyii Hatakeyama, who conveyed the secret to the Ise family.
He lived until he was more than 80 years old.
Among his disciples in horsemanship, Kunai-Tayu Hatakeyama and Kaganokami Nakamurakami were distinguished.