Books

  • Kent Saddlery Product Catalogue - Inside Kent Saddlery Product Catalogue
    The Kent Saddlery Product Catalogue beautifully presents our products in a magazine format with 76 pages of glossy, full colour printing.

    Includes the launch of the new Kent Saddlery Heritage Collection. A classic and uniquely Australian range of products.

    The range of products we promote in the Kent Saddlery store has been developed over the past 30 years with the aim of providing a comprehensive range of good quality gear. We choose suppliers of materials and products carefully, with priority given to consistent quality, and reliable supply. It’s a challenge, and we do our very best to source top quality replacements when particular items are no longer available.  Many of the Kent Saddlery store items are our own design, handcrafted in our Stanthorpe (South-East Queensland) workshop and are unavailable elsewhere. Sold individually.
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    Kent Saddlery are excited to have produced a beautiful coffee table book showcasing stories and photos of Australian country people.

    From the Author ~ Helen Kent: Lyle and I have been visiting cattle stations of west and northern Australia, with our Kent Saddlery travelling shop, each year since 1991 (in 2015 we visited 140 stations over a five month period). In 2007 I began to gather life stories and yarns from people living mainly in the Outback, and these accounts were included in the back of the annual Kent Saddlery catalogues. A sizable collection has accumulated and it has been suggested "you should write a book". And thanks to your support that is exactly what we're doing.
    • Sold in a bundle
    • Cap is available in Black or Blue
  • Stories of Australian Country People, by Helen Kent - Inside mockup Stories of Australian Country People, by Helen Kent - Cover mockup

    Kent Saddlery are excited to have produced a beautiful coffee table book showcasing stories and photos of Australian country people.

    From the Author ~ Helen Kent: Lyle and I have been visiting cattle stations of west and northern Australia, with our Kent Saddlery travelling shop, each year since 1991 (in 2015 we visited 140 stations over a five month period). In 2007 I began to gather life stories and yarns from people living mainly in the Outback, and these accounts were included in the back of the annual Kent Saddlery catalogues. A sizable collection has accumulated and it has been suggested "you should write a book". And thanks to your support that is exactly what we're doing.
    • Sold individually
  • A Handbook for all horse owners, farriers, trainers, breeders, equine therapists and veterinarians. Enables prompt identification of hoof related lameness, defining the originating cause of the problem and the effects, along with advice on correct methods of treatment. According to David, incorrect hoof care is the cause of most hoof related lameness, resulting in widespread problems such as long toes and low heels,short toes and high heels, hoof wall separation, flares and abscesses. Understanding what is a correctly balanced hoof, and how to achieve that balance in the hoof is the resolution to most hoof related lameness. Sold individually.
  • Book by D Lewis and C Schultz. Captures the historic sweep of Charlie Schultzs extraordinary life and achievements; a man who took on the management of the Humbert River Station at the very edge of Australia's last frontier in 1926, and worked there for another 43 years! "I'll be lucky to last a bloody year", was the prediction of nineteen year old Charlie Schultz. That was 1926, when he first arrived to take up the management of Humbert River Station. A tiny run-down property in a tangle of wild ranges, neighbour to the vast and legendary Victoria River Downs. There were hostile blacks in the ranges, fences were almost unknown and wild cattle overran the stations. Battling loneliness, hardship and the wild bush itself, Charlie was to last the year. He went on to work Humbert Station for another forty-three years. Gathered from extensive interviews with Victoria River District historian Darrell Lewis, Charlies remarkable life-stories intersect with the colourful events and characters of the day. Here are the renegades, ruthless bosses, floods and droughts, gun fights and spearings, Christmas sports and horse races that capture the historic sweep of Charlie Schultz's extraordinary life and achievements. Lyle Kent, in 2014, standing beside what is left of the Humbert River homestead yards. Lyle worked for Charlie Schultz at Humbert River during 1969, It was at Humbert that Lyle got his first taste for leather work.
    • Sold individually.
  • Make a plain bridle without rings or buckles, a bushman’s extended head bridle or a Barcoo bridle. Included is a more decorative plaited bridle, and a permanent bridle made from rope. Kent Saddlery carry a range of Ron Edwards books and can source other titles written by Ron Edwards.
    • 32 pages, 194 drawings.
    • Sold individually.
  • A useful collection of basic plaits with applications for people on the land, to make whips and reins, and also for boaters for mooring ropes on boats. Step by step instructions for flat plaits from 3 – 20 strands, and round plaits from 3 – 12 strands. Kent Saddlery carry a range of Ron Edwards books and can source other titles written by Ron Edwards.
    • 36 pages, 445 drawings.
    • Sold individually
  • This book is full of stitching projects from mobile phone cases to belts, caps, dog collars and containers for a variety of items. learn to roll a thread,sew with one needle or two, and make a saddler’s clamp. Kent Saddlery carry a range of Ron Edwards books and can source other titles written by Ron Edwards.
    • 32 pages, 120 drawings.
    • Sold individually.
  • Transform a plain leather belt into an attractive item by adding some decorative leather braiding. The techniques are simple and easy to learn. Also included are instructions for making a flexible snakewhip. Kent Saddlery carry a range of Ron Edwards books and can source other titles written by Ron Edwards.
    • 24 pages, 138 drawings.
    • Sold individually
  • No true bushie would be seen without at least one pouch hanging from his belt! Detailed instructions for making plain leather watch and knife pouches, as well as more complex plaited pouches. Kent Saddlery carry a range of Ron Edwards books and can source other titles written by Ron Edwards.
    • 24 pages, 110 drawings.
    • Sold individually.
  • The plaited kangaroo stockwhip is a prized possession amongst whipmakers and Australian stockmen. A top quality whip takes a long time to make, and because of this it can be expensive. With the help of this book, make your own kangaroo stockwhip for a fraction of the cost of a purchased one. For beginners it may be better to start with Whipmaking Book One. The kangaroo stockwhip is a complicated item, because the strands are finer than cowhide and are plaited over a four plait whip, essentially two whips in one. Kent Saddlery carry a range of Ron Edwards books and can source other titles written by Ron Edwards.
    • 44 pages, many illustrations.
    • Sold individually.
  • Plain instructions on how to make a 4 and 6 plait redhide or greenhide whip, the most popular stockwhip of the bush. Each step is clearly illustrated; how to form the belly, plait the whip, attach the fall and cracker and make the handle. Diagrams for 6, 8, and 12 plaits are also illustrated. For instruction on making a kangaroo stockwhip see the more advanced instructions in Whipmaking Book Two. Kent Saddlery carry a range of Ron Edwards books and can source other titles written by Ron Edwards.
    • 24 pages, 80 drawings.
    • Sold individually.
  • A book for the beginner. How to buy leather, set up with basic tools, apply a design and colour the leather. Simple lacing techniques and a few easy projects to get you going. Some designs included. Kent Saddlery carry a range of Ron Edwards books and can source other titles written by Ron Edwards.
    • 64 pages, 180 drawings.
    • Sold Individually
  • If you are into horses, you need this book. Step by step instructions on 29 useful knots and details of how to make two sorts of bridles, a headstall and a halter – all from rope. Kent Saddlery carry a range of Ron Edwards books and can source other titles written by Ron Edwards.
    • 44 pages, 235 drawings.
    • Sold individually