This month I went to Heathfield, photographing not horses per se, but a Saddlery mentioned to me by one of my clients.
This family run business has several stores: the specialized Windmill Saddlery and Windmill Feeds based in Heathfield, as well as stores in Uckfield (opposite Tesco) and in Crowborough catering for the more general needs for your beloved pets.
Visiting the store, I was very impressed at how well the shop is stocked from Ariat boots (being one of the few Volant centres in the UK) to saddles, rugs and reins and anything else in between. I was totally overwhelmed when I saw a whole room stocked full with boots. Amazing!
Windmill Saddlery is one of the few stockists of Jeremy Rudge Saddles, who stands for finest quality and is based in Walsall, just outside Birmingham.
They keep a well stocked range of saddles to suit all tastes and price brackets in the basement, together with a workbench for qualified repairs.
Local pony clubs and schools (for instance the St Leonards-Mayfield School) as well as many clients from all over the South East, make use of the Windmill Saddlery.
The friendly and professional staff is highly regarded for fitting and advising on safety wear too. The Saddlery has a comprehensive array of riding hats and body protectors to keep people as safe as possible, and the knowledgeable staff is highly trained in this field.
In the storyboard below I have included a portrait of a happy customer!
#Year of the Horse blog ~ Windmill Saddlery, Heathfield