Showing how to take care of rugs, this book aims to present repairs that are within the capabilities of the average horse owner. It also concentrates on the comfort of the horse, emphasizing the need for safe and workmanlike repairs. It is intended for those with ambitions to progress to more complicated repairs on saddlery.
When apprenticed to the Queen's saddler and harness maker, Robert Steinke passed his City and Guilds exams at the Cordwainers College, London. Subsequently his work has been exhibited all over the world. Always fascinated by cameras, the author developed a flair for photography when he needed pictures for his mail-order business. When living in Brittany he started to devote more time to equestrian journalism and photography, pursuits he has continued in Ireland where he now lives with his wife Jenny, and his horses.