Lawn Boot

The Lawn boots were made of leather and used when the horses pulled the lawn mowers. Of course indents caused by the iron shoes would have ruined the lawn and so these boots were available to put on the ponies feet and protect the lawn. There is an example of a horse drawn own mower

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Tibetan Crupper

This Crupper was on the Tibetan saddle to be found under ‘Saddles’. It is beautifully inlaid with brass and the plates have then been attached to the leather. The decoration suggests that they too were made in China and imported and fixed onto the leather in Tibet. There is considerable wear on the leather which

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Tibetan Saddle

This Tibetan Saddle is dated about about 1920, so it is not old. The saddle is made from small sections of wood. I doubt if larger pieces of wood are easy to find in Tibet. Although they may have been imported from China. Until the wood speckled is identified it is hard to say what

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The Caspian Horse

SIRHOWY STUD, Farnham, Surrey owner Naomi Thomas. I first heard about the Caspian Horse when I was working for Mr Joseph Allen the remarkable owner of the Horsemans’s Bookshop and a publishing business dedicated to horses. I was employed by him as his antiquarian equestrian book specialist and basically sold old books. In my tiny

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Basque Saddle, France

This is a saddle which we think is from Navarra. It is made with a quilting technique and has a very thick padding and a raised pommel. Judging by the design it was intended for use in cold temperatures. It is a half tree saddle, which is unusual. It would fit most horses. It could well

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Dogon saddle cloth, Mali

This is a Dogon saddle cloth from Mali, Africa. The design is vibrant and unusual, these patterns are not common. The materials used have been recycled a modern fabric with a rubberized surface which has been brightly painted. The work is very typical of the Dogon. The center of the blanket is woven on narrow

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Mayhew Side Saddle, 1930’s

Mayhew Side Saddle, 1930’s This saddle measures 15 inches from the withers to the cantle. The Mayhew saddle is padded higher on the left than the right to accommodate the right leg. It is easy to girth up by the rider as there is no second strap holding down the right-hand flap. It has a

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