the tacK room by PauLa SeLLS
AN unbelievable 27 disciplines are covered in this story of saddlery and harness, but this top-notch book is more than just a look at the latest innovations — it reflects our social history and changing attitude to the horse over the past 300 years.
Each chapter takes a behind-the-scenes look at a discipline, with a nostalgic narrative that weaves in and out of today’s modern-day tack requirements.
This delve into the past, present and future is fascinating and introduces the reader to all sorts of intriguing information — whether that’s about the finest kit in the world at the Royal Mews or cutting-edge saddle design and manufacture in Walsall; the requirements of stunt and film horses to the history of
Great Britain’s beach donkeys; or how family favourite Olympians Mary King and Carl Hester manage their yard and horses.
Great reading, educational and a veritable treasure trove. What’s not to like? merlin unwin books £30 iSbN 9781910723777