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Tack - Reins, Bridle & Bit, Bosca-Frank Arnold Object Reg. No: SH 860329

Alternative Name(s): Harness

This brown leather and metal tack was part of a collection of Phar Lap's equipment which had been keep in a suitcase by his strapper Tommy Woodcock as a memorial to his beloved friend.

He brought the suitcase to the Museum of Victoria in 1979, and donated it and the contents to the Museum. Museum staff remember that he was visibly moved as he carefully removed each item from the case, such was his affection for the horse.
Horse's tack consisting of a leather bridle, egg-butt snaffle bit, leather reins with rubber grips. All are made of brown leather bound by light brown tape. There are a number of fastenings and metal rings.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Tommy Woodcock
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 120.00 cm (Height), 2.00 cm (Length)

More information

Tagged with: horse racing, recreation, animal husbandry, making history - phar lap
Themes this item is part of: David Davis, Entrepreneur & Race Horse Owner, Tommy Woodcock, Race Horse Strapper & Trainer (1905-1985), Phar Lap, Champion Race Horse (1926-1932), Leisure Collection, Phar Lap Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: SPORT
Secondary Classification: Horse Racing
Tertiary Classification: horse tack
Inscriptions: Printed on bridle: Bosca-Frank Arnold/ Sydney.
Manufacturer: Bosca-Frank Arnold, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1928-1932
User: Mr Tommy Woodcock, Mordialloc, Victoria, Australia, 1928-1932

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