This rather bleary photograph is of the Clydesdale and his owner who won 1st prize for harness and decorations at the Scottish Highland Show several years ago. (The photo was taken of the photo behind glass.) The old fella sold these decorations to my brother who had been looking for a set for several years. They were all carefully stored, packed in boxes and he said it had taken him five months to make them out of wire and wool and some dressmaking bits and bobs.
Some unadorned harness, the huge collar or "brechum" as we called it (I only ever heard the word and have never seen it written so spelling is dubious), and the haimes, which are fastened around it, are hanging. (Disregard the pink elephants flying up the wall!)
A front view if the cart saddle with the decorations placed in position for the photo.