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Caldene Shaped Overlay Girth



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Caldene leather bridlework, headcollars and horse boots are manufactured from high quality vegetable tanned leather. This leather is Eco Friendly in contrast to most chemically tanned leathers. The normal chrome tanning process involves several steps including the use of chromium sulphate which creates toxic waste. Vegetable tanning is completely different. Hides are stretched on frames and immersed in pits in the ground for a long period with natural barks such as chestnut, oak and hemlock. After which they are spun in a drum for 3 days to produce the required colour. The process takes much longer than chemical tanning, but ensures that the leather is extremely strong and supple.