Fireworks and your horse

It’s that time of year where the pops and bangs of fireworks fill our evenings. While it’s fun for those watching, it can be very frightening for horses and other animals. But there are simple steps you can take to help your horse stay calm during the celebrations. The British Horse Society has shared some useful […]

Victoria Coleman

Victoria honoured to become Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Saddlers

Frank Baines Saddlery Director, Victoria Coleman visited London earlier this week to be officially sworn in as Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Saddlers.  Historically, a ‘freeman’ is  someone who was protected by their town or city and had the right to trade, with members of a Guild or Livery providing goods or services to […]

How to care for your saddle

Your saddle is a prized possession so it’s important to understand how to care for it. Taken care of correctly your saddle will last for years and years. General Cleaning After every use, wipe down with a soft, dampened cloth to remove sweat, dirt and residue To remove heavier mud and dirt use a soft, […]

Winter care for your horse top tips

As the nights draw in and the weather turns colder horse owners begin to turn their thoughts to the challenges of winter and the extra care that is needed to keep their horse healthy and happy during the cold months. Monitor weight and increase food intake When they are cold, horses are more likely to […]

The Frank Baines Bridle Range

Every rider knows that a  bridle is an essential part of their tack and it is vital that it is strong and reliable. Our hand-made bridles are made with the same love and care as our saddles, by skilled artisan craftspeople using traditional methods. Our bridle range is sold in components so that you can […]

Our new bridle and equine accessory range

We are pleased to announce the launch of our brand new bridle and equine accessory range.  Every rider knows a bridle is an essential part of their tack and so it is vital that it is strong and reliable. Our bridles are made with the same love and care as our saddles, by skilled artisan […]

Freedom of the Saddler’s Company for Victoria

We are delighted  to announce that our Director, Victoria Coleman has been granted admission to the Freedom of the Saddlers’ Company by Redemption of the Trade and Freeman of the City of London. This is a major honour for Victoria who follows in the footsteps of her father Frank Baines and brother Garry, who were […]

Fitter Spotlight – Tine at Zadelmakerij Hancke

Frank Baines Saddlery is delighted to announce our first fitter feature with Zadelmakerij Hancke. Based in Belgium,  proprietor Tine has worked with Frank Baines saddles for many years. The business has its own workshops and a qualified saddle adjuster. Tine is also the fitter who Elise Broche chose to measure and fit her saddle. We […]

Elise Broche

Welcome Elise Broche

Frank Baines Saddlery is delighted to announce dressage rider and horse blogger, Elise Broche as our new brand ambassador. Elise rides Duke in our award-winning Operetta saddle. Elise, has a huge presence on Instagram,  to watch her adventures with Duke and her gorgeous pooch Salsa unfold, follow her on @elisebroche We chatted with Elise to […]

COVID 19 update

At this difficult time of the international COVID 19  crisis we are thinking about you, our riders and fitters across the globe and of course our employees here in the UK. We are striving to run our operations as normally as we can, the health and safety of our staff being our top priority and central […]