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Fitting Tack (Threshold Picture Guides #4)
by: Holderness-Rodam, Jane
Step-by-step guide to correct and comfortable fitting tack. Covers: Halter, bits, saddles, girth, martingale, breastplate, crupper, longeing, equipment, care of tack, and more. Color illustrations. 24 pgs.
c. 1987, Booklet...$12.95

Horse & The Bit
by: McBane, Susan

Discusses the development of the bit and its use in modern horseback riding. History & types of bits, schooling accessories, bitless bridles. 144 pgs.
c. 1988, S/C... $29.95

Horses & Saddlery
by: Tylden, Major G.

Account of animals & equipment used by British armies from the 17th century to the present.
c. 1965, Reprint... $29.95

How To Use Leg Wraps, Bandages & Boots
by: Allen, Sue

Lear to: apply leg wraps,; choose the right boots for your horse; clean & care for bandages; protect your horse's legs while traveling; provide supportive care for lameness or injury. B/W photos & illustrations. 94 pgs.
c. 1995, S/C... $17.95

Illustrated Guide To Horse Tack
by: McBane, Susan

With this book in hand, buyers of horse tack will be well prepared to make informed purchasing decisions. Heavy for the English rider: driving equipment, training aids, protective. More than 200 illustrations are sprinkled liberally throughout. 198 pgs.
c. 1996, H/C... $29.95

King Of The Western Saddle
by: Evans, Timothy H.

A fascinating study of the Sheridan saddle & its creator, Donald L. King, highlighting King's contributions and traces the origins of the western saddle to Mexico & Spain. Color & B/W photos, illust. 72 pgs.
c. 1998, H/C... $25.00

Make Your Own Horse Equipment
by: Perry, Jean

Over 40 items of equipment are described with simple, concise and easy to follow instructions - tack accessories, leading and lungeing, clothing for horse and rider. Illustrations. 108 pgs.
c. 1984, S/C...$13.95

Mouths & Bits (Threshold Picture Guides #15)
by: Webber, Toni
A step-by-step guide to the horse's mouth and the principles of bitting. Includes: Anatomy of mouth, teeth and ageing, care of mouth, tongue, snaffle and bits, bit action, bitting problems, bitless bridles. Color illustartions. 24 pgs.
c. 1990, Booklet...$12.95

Repair Your Own Saddlery & Harness: A Step-By-Step Guide
by: Steinke, Robert

A practical step-by-step photographic guide to enable the average horse owner to effect simple repairs to bridles, headcollars, stirrup leathers, reins and other items. The book is also an essential reference book for students and working saddlers, containing advice on materials, tools and technique. 160 pgs.
c.1994, S/C...$32.95

Rugs & Rollers (Threshold Picture Guide #5)
by: Holderness-Roddam, Jane

A unique guide to the different types of horse clothing available. 24 pgs.
c. 1987, Booklet... $12.00

Saddle In Theory & Practice
by: Edwards, Elwyn

Modern saddle types, fittings, purpose, positioning of rider, design faults. 100 pgs.
c. 1990, H/C... $15.95

by: Edwards, Elwyn Hartley

In simple language, the use and purpose of the variety of equipment and clothing explained. Covers: Leather, metals, bridle, bitting, snaffles, gag, reins, rugs, rollers, saddles, girth, spurs, breaking tackle, stirrups, and much more. 262 pgs.
c. 1985, S/C... $21.95

Saddlery & Harness Making
by: Hasluck, Paul N.

Based on two text books produced for the saddlery and harness technical school in 1904, this invaluable book is still in wide use today and contains instructions for making saddlery and harness and also describes materials and tools and their uses. 160 pages
c. 1962, 1904 Reproduction, H/C... $25.00
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Very Good with good dust jacket, some small tears in dust jacket

by: Beatie, Russel H.

The first complete work on the saddle. It is an exhaustive survey, in words and more than 800 illustrations. Also explains the construction of the saddle, describes the different saddle types, and explains how they have been altered to meet the needs of the riders thru the centuries. 391 pgs.
c. 1981, H/C...$74.95
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Very Good

Sew Your Own Riding Clothes
by: Sheppard, Linnea

This book will show the reader the finishing touches to make equestrian clothing, for either fashion or competition. It covers coats of all kinds, riding pants, shirts, chaps and more. It does not provide patterns but tells the reader how to choose fabrics, get a good fit, and produce a garment that looks professional and is durable. Provides sources for patterns, fabrics, books, etc. Great for the person who wants "the equestrian look" but is on a budget.
c. 1994, S/C...$19.95

Stitch By Stitch: A Guide To Equine Saddles
by: Tuke, Diana

Following the success of Bit by Bit, an unique and comprehensive book on bits and bitting, Miss Diana Tuke has now written its companion--Stitch by Stitch, covering the complex and fascinating subject of saddles and saddling. Again she takes her subject in great depth from its early beginning to the finished article, concluding with a chapter on saddle injuries and how to deal with them, written specially for the book by an eminent equine veterinary surgeon. 109 pgs.
c. 1970, H/C...$15.95

Tack & Clothing (Ward Lock Riding School Series)
by: McBane, Susan

Susan McBane explains in this book that carefully-chosen tack and clothing for a horse need not cost a fortune, and that they can improve performance. She provides advice on buying clothing and tack wisely; ensuring a comfortable fit; and caring for equipment to help it last longer. 112 pgs.
c. 1995, S/C... $12.95

Tack Buyer's Guide
by: Strickland, Charlene

Helps the equestrian consumer find the best buys among the thousands of pieces of tack and accessories displayed in the average tack shop. Includes detailed descriptions of types of equipment, uses, cost, and how to determine correct fit and quality. Charlene Strickland, best-selling author and tack specialist, interviewed more than 150 tack experts, including manufacturers, retailers, importers, distributors, repair specialists and successful riders, to write this book. 275 pgs.
c. 1988, S/C... $24.95

Tack: Care & Cleaning
by: Hill, Cherry

Selection, storage, tack room construction, leather, nylon, hardware, blankets. 32 pgs.
c. 1991, Booklet... $3.95

Tack: How To Choose It And Use It
by: Henderson, Carolyn

This book takes an in-depth look at all the tack equipment the average owner is likely to need, together with things they might not even know existed! It tells the reader what to choose, and how to fit and use it correctly, with the emphasis on safety and common sense. Everything is covered, from saddles to boots. Specialist tack for specialist disciplines (dressage, showing, eventing, etc.) is described in detail. 167 pgs.
c.1996, H/C... $29.95

Tools Of The Cowboy Trade: Today's Crafter's of Saddles, Bits, Spurs and Trappings
by: Beard, Casey & Degabriele, Dale

A celebration of today's fine handcrafted horse gear for the cowboy, rodeo performer, cutter, and pleasure rider. Includes a source guide. Color photos. 96 pgs.
c. 1997, S/C...$21.95

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