We have taken this step so that we can concentrate of other equestrian activities.
I can still be contacted on 086 3946467 to discuss saddlery & harness matters.
Its curator, Robert H. Steinke, served his apprenticeship with Keith Luxford, saddlers to H.M The Queen and at Cordwainers Leather College, London. He is also the author and illustrator of six books on Saddlery and Harness Making.
Both Rob and Moira are horse owners and competitors for many years covering showing, jumping, dressage, hunting, endurance and carriage driving.
Rob driving Mr. Tibbs to the Museum's 1896 Beaufort Cart, Mohill Show 2011
"Farm Harness Decoration"
by Robert H Steinke,
In an ever-mechanised society, this book seeks to tell the story of the decorations used on the harnesses of the workhorses, once so plentiful in the countryside.
Through numerous photographs and illustrations this book tells the story of how the saddler and harness maker used specially cast metal fittings, coloured leather and intricate designs to decorate a set of harness.
A book for the enthusiasts of the traditional way of farming and of the heavy horses that are still prevalent today. It also gives an insight into the ancient rural craft of the master saddler and harness maker.
Welsh Cob D Stallion Tack
Tibbsy winning class at Mohill Show 2011
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