Paws & Ponies

Dependable, Strong, Hard Wearing, Tailored
Handmade & hand stitched English leather dog wear & saddlery.
Specialising in working dog collars & slip leads

Paws & Ponies has recently opened as a specialist dog wear and saddlery outfit based in the heart of West Wales. Their specialty is offering a complementary made to measure service for all customers wanting to purchase a dependable, strong, hard wearing dog collar.

Paws & Ponies is led by Sean Vaux. Sean has been interested in horses from a very young age; his interest was encouraged by his Uncle Alf who had worked with horses and ponies his entire life; at 11 years old, Sean bought a donkey, and a few weeks later he purchased an old harness and cart for Rosie the donkey. Mentored by Uncle Alf, Sean set to work on the harness and cart as they were both in need of some TLC; and so began Sean’s passion for horses, driving and leather work.

Sean & Rosie

City & Guilds qualified, Sean is a very talented saddler and although Paws & Ponies is a relatively new venture, Sean qualified over 15 years ago. Since then he has gained a reputation for his high quality workmanship, attention to detail and being a bit of a perfectionist! His real passion is in hand bridles and harness work.

Sean is also a keen dog man and loves all lurcher types and terriers. This has led to Paws & Ponies specialising in making bespoke English leather lurcher and terrier collars along with slip leads and other hunting accessories.

Paws & Ponies are also able to repair and alter all types of saddlery and leather goods, along with saddle re-flocking.

All Paws & Ponies products are HANDMADE from ENGLISH bridle leather and HAND STITCHED. We use fittings that are By Appointment To Her Majesty the Queen.

Here at Paws & Ponies we pride ourselves on offering a friendly and efficient service. If you can’t find what you are looking for on our website please give us a call, we are here to help!

Why are our products superior?

  • We use best quality English bridle leather
  • We offer a free of charge bespoke service if you need it. Just give us a call, 01545 580970 or email, to chat about your needs.
  • Our products are hand stitched, not machine stitched or riveted. Hand stitching is a lot stronger than using a machine, see the diagram below for a good demonstration.