Highet has been working in the saddlery trade for 30 years, having
started in this field because he wanted to learn a traditional craft.
He was lucky enough to be taken on as an apprentice in a workshop
which made bespoke saddles for many Saddlery shops in the Westcountry,
and whilst there qualified as a Master Saddler.
decided to open his own country Saddlery, where he produced all
his own leatherwork, from dog collars to saddles. After nearly 20
years in the business Jasper and his wife Alison took the decision
to step back from the Saddlery shop and opened a small workshop
specialising in making Rocking Horse saddles and bridles. The business
is called Toy Tack and the idea developed when a local Rocking
Horse maker asked him if he would make leatherwork for Rocking Horses
that owners could remove, unlike the traditional nail-on Rocking
designed the bridles and saddles not as toy Rocking Horse tack,
but as traditional saddlery made from best quality bridle leather,
using the skills that he had acquired as a Master Saddler, to create
a product which enhances the craftmanship of the Rocking Horse maker.
a qualified saddle fitter, Jasper also fits real saddles to real
orders are always welcome; Please contact us for further details.