Golden Harnesses

Global Horse Culture Archive on March 5, 2008, 16:13

The Moscow Kremlin Museum has an amazing collection of ornate horse gear from Tsarist Russia, Turkey, Persia and Western Europe. Most impressive are the ceremonial pieces made of gold and precious stones, like these Turkish stirrups. Check out the museum website for more info and some great photos. This site (caution - I had some weird political popups & hijacking after visiting this site, but can't be sure it was because of them) also has some additional photos from the same collection, taken from a traveling exhibition in the United Arab Emirates.