One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Saddles, bridles, and other equipment for horses.
- ‘Established in 1837 by Thierry Hermes, a harness maker, the Hermes firm branched out into saddlery in 1880.’
- ‘There's no expensive saddlery, no fancy riding gear for the owner, and llamas do not require shoeing.’
- ‘For horse and pony lovers, there was a range of horse boxes, saddlery and other equestrian equipment on display.’
- ‘Although they did do a good job on the brown canvas stable jackets and ‘fore and aft’ caps, the tack and saddlery are wrong.’
- ‘Six months after the ban came into force, livery yards, farriers, blacksmiths and those who make saddlery and hunting clothes are starting to suffer from the dwindling numbers of hunters.’
- ‘Hundreds of people travelled to the southeast Queensland home of RM Williams at the weekend to buy saddlery, tools and machinery from the estate of the bush legend.’
- ‘The prizes for farmers’ milk turnouts have been considerably increased and a silver medal is being offered for the best collection of saddlery.’
- 1.1 The making or repairing of equipment for horses.
- ‘Emma specialises in saddle and tack repairs having spent two years in saddlery college in Scotland, where she was head girl to international showjumper John McGeoch.’
- ‘It deals with effects of the Industrial Revolution on the saddlery trade.’
- ‘The footwear and saddlery departments ran alongside each other, though students followed a rather different syllabus.’
- ‘They are encouraged from an early age in this country to be in stables, to muck out, to learn about saddlery, to be with their horses, take them to summer camps and do all those sort of things.’
- ‘And the headline on the front page of the ‘free sheets’ indicated that a ban on fox hunting with dogs and horses would have a detrimental effect on the local saddlery industry.’
- 1.2 A saddler's business or premises.
- ‘Francis Fels, who had operated a store and saddlery at Melrose and Hammond for some time, was declared insolvent in 1893.’
- ‘Millbrae is the only saddlery in the Central Belt, and Donald McLelann, Anne's fiancé, is one of three master saddlers in the country.’
- ‘Since you live in Calgary, I suggest you go to a saddlery & see what they say.’
- ‘There was a butcher, baker, saddlery and a blacksmith operated by David Baker who employed thirty men.’
- ‘There was a saddlery and a well-stocked store, operated by W.D. Stephenson and his wife.’
- ‘Formerly a Garda barracks, sweet shop and saddlery, the ground floor of the property has been opened up to accommodate one very large reception area which is partially divided by a wood panelled partition.’
- ‘Fashion giant Ralph Lauren has backed down over its threat to grab domain po-lo.com from a village saddlery.’
- ‘By 1873 Francis had moved to the Flinders Ranges and acquired a saddlery and harnesshop in Blinman.’
- ‘A picture framing shop, a newsagents, a saddlery and a needlework store have all shut recently.’
- ‘The saddlery, now run by Duff's nephew Randy still turns out world-class saddles.’
- ‘I am not a leather expert, so you really need to consult a leather repair shop or saddlery for info on this question.’
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