Robert H Steinke   
master Saddler - Harness Maker - Equestrian author

I have specialized in making bridles for over 40 years. These include bridles for riding, driving,  in-hand showing  & farm work.

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Please remember ,  items on this site are available exclusively  from myself. 

I do not supply any other outlets.


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Harness Makers Workshop

The Victorian Saddler

I served my apprentership with Keith Luxford, saddlers to H.M. The Queen which included studying  at the world famous Cordwainers Leather Collage in London. Over the years I have also written & illustrated 7 books on saddlery & harness.  This, in addition to having been a horse & pony owner & competitor for nearly 50 years, has helped me design & make this range of made to measure harness, available to post world wide.

Being a keen carriage driver myself, I like to add an element of "design" into the harness that I make for customers.  Sets are individually made to measure with every buckle & point of stress stitched by hand.  

Whether for decorating a wall or a shire horse, my designer range of horse brass martingales will fit most needs inc. a special range designed especially for the yearly brasses of the National Horse Brass Society. 

Hand made harness direct from the workshop of a master saddler & harness maker 

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latest work

My farm bridles, plough back pads & flashings come in a choice of plain leather or red or yellow patent leather. I also recover farm collars & pads in traditional wool cloth.