Dr. Paula Sells – The Tack Room.
Available signed by the Author. Published 2018. A beautiful book.
The story of saddlery & harness in 27 equine disciplines.
A fascinating insight into most types of saddlery and harness over the years.
Polo, horse-racing, show jumping, endurance riding, ploughing, carriage driving, mining with pit ponies, policing on horseback: all these activities need different tack.
Paula Sells shows how the tack used in 27 different disciplines has become specialised for each one. She describes the tack rooms and their contents, conversations with the owners, meetings with Master Saddlers and the history and current challenges of each discipline.
Each tack room has been selected for its importance in the discipline it represents: Badminton House’s tack room is dedicated to the Duke of Beaufort’s Hunt; Hyde Park Barracks houses the Household Cavalry tack; the dressage, eventing and racing tack rooms of Carl Hester, Mary King and Andrew Balding are featured; so is the fifteen-ton Mercedes horsebox which serves as portable tack room for the Weston-super-Mare beach donkeys.
Highly suitable as a gift. A ‘must’ for your library.
PRICE: £35.00 signed by the author.