From the leading authority on the subject, Saddlery is a comprehensive account of the range, scope and variety of articles available, all put in perspective within the context of their use.For many years a standard recommended book for examination reading, this completely revised, enlarged and updated edition will guide the student and horse-owner through the bewildering variety of saddlery, horse equipment and clothing, describing its construction, purpose and correct usage by means of the uniquely informative text, clear line illustrations and new colour photographs.With every conceivable aspect covered, and w including information on the use of synthetic materials, new bitting systems, the developments in saddle fitting, invative riding aids and Western riding (and much more), this is the definitive guide to equipping horse and rider for every eventuality.
Elwyn Hartley Edwards is one of the most prolific and authoritative equestrian writers of the past twenty-five years. He has written some thirty books and scores of articles on every sort of horse-related subject. He was editor of Riding magazine for eighteen years and later spent five years as consultant editor with Horse and Hound. A practical horseman of long and varied experience, and an expert on equine conformation with an encyclopaedic knowledge of horse and pony breeds, he teaches and lectures regularly. He is also deeply interested in the role of the horse in history. Elwyn Hartley Edwards has made a career of saddlery and bitting, establishing himself as a world authority on the subject.