- The company's original ordinances date from 1261, which predate those for any of the currently existing Livery Company, although the current ordinances were issued in 1741.
- It was incorporated by a Royal Charter in 1711.
Its area of coverage is makers of metal parts for harnesses, bridles, spurs, and other horse apparel
In 1992 the Master of the company was HRH The Princess Royal. Many other well known equestrians belong to its number