Teaching saddlery: ‘Do it for the horses – you have to give them the best’

bridle maker

( CNN) Horses might be big and powerful, but they are sensitive creatures and won’t put up with any old saddle.

These leatherwork apprentices are learning the impact a finely-tuned saddle has on a horse’s athletic performance.

And it all starts with quality craftsmanship, according to course leader Line Asser Hansen who was trained by Queen Elizabeth II’s harness and bridle maker Frances Roche.