Welcome to the Dragonfly Saddlery blog! This is supposed to be a blog about the saddlery and the fab stock we sell, but in reality it is about our two horses, Scarlet and Blue. Scarlet is a former hurdler, who I bought from the Ascot Sales in August 2010 and has taken to her new life with tremendous enthusiasm. She is 8 years old and I love her to bits, even though she’s a scally. Blue is a 5 year old gypsy vanner cob, and if he could, he would join a union to protest the amount of work he is expected to do. His 13.2hh legs were not designed to keep up with a Thoroughbred, nor to trek all over the South Downs! He does his best though, and we hope to produce him into a nice little all rounder – he’s certainly “all round” at the moment!
As for the saddlery, we have two excellent Master Saddler approved saddlers, who go out all over the South East fitting saddles to all different types of horse and rider. We do lots of different makes, from made to measure Prestige and Black Country to the full range of Thorowgood synthetic saddles. We usually have a good selection of second hand saddles in as well, so give us a call or visit our website to see our range. We are also happy to advise on most aspects of owning and riding, even if you have just booked your first riding lesson!
We sell hats, body protectors, boots, breeches, rugs, bridles, saddles, grooming kit, dog and horse feed, bedding; we do leather alterations and repairs, rug repairs, rug washing and dog bed washing. Pop in to our huge shop in Hassocks, West Sussex, give us a call on 01273 844606, e-mail us on firstname.lastname@example.org or chat to us via Facebook and Twitter!