The Most Amazing Collection of Horse Gear

Global Horse Culture Archive on October 5, 2007, 8:56

I've just taken a look at a new book that arrived in the mail today. It is "Éperonnerie et parure du cheval", by Eliane and Guy de la Boisseliére. It catalogs, in lovely color photos, a private collection of horse adornment, tack, and accessories from all over the world and every historical period. There is a bridle made of gold from ancient Thrace; a face shield worn by a Greek horse in the 4th century BC; a Native American bridle with a starburst of red and gold feathers at the forehead; elaborately engraved silver stirrups from 17th century Spain...I could go on and on.


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