© William Curtis Rolf

Tack room at the Château de Valmirande (Haute-Garonne)

Such saddlery as well maintained as those at Valmirande are rare. Elegantly arranged inside large windows, bits and harnesses take on a true value as decorations. The most common accessories were usually stored next to the horses in a second room, called "work" tack room. The panelling and the stove, integrated in a former fireplace, create favourable conditions for the proper conservation of the leathers.