Thanks so much to everyone who wrote with suggestions regarding my Knightly Cadence's paint damage. I'd just about convinced myself that he was beyond repair, and I am delighted to hear that's not the case. My current financial situation dictates that repairs will be done later rather than sooner, but I am optimistic that Hot Summer Knight will eventually be restored to his former glory!
I was hoping to share some tack pictures today, but progress has been slower than expected. My shoulder is healing but it's still not one hundred percent. Certain repetitive motions--such as those required to prepare leather--are painful and I'm having to limit my time at the worktable.