Katlyn writes: I read your recent post about mini tack and I think that harness is incredible. Minis are my passion and I just recently tried my hand at a mini western saddle and wanted to show you the results... I sculpted the stirrups out of Apoxie along with the saddle tree myself, since no one makes them for that tiny of scale, and the stirrups almost drove me to drink lol. The girth is as close to one of the traditional red and white string girths as I could get this tiny and it fastens on exactly the way a real saddle would. Now I just have to figure out how to make a matching bridle!Oh, that's humbling--I think Katlyn's entire saddle is smaller than my harness' bridle! Next time I start whining about working in Pebbles scale, I'm going to look back at these pictures and remind myself that it could be so much worse!
Friday, April 23, 2010
Size is relative
Kim's little harness is finished. I think it turned out ok, although I'm not completely convinced. I really struggle with this scale, and I tend to focus on all the things that are wrong rather than those that are right...Part of me really wants to believe that it's impossible to produce high quality tack in the smaller scales. However, there is abundant proof that other people can do exactly that. Here's a picture I received in my inbox yesterday from new tackmaker, Katlyn Cooper. This is the second saddle she's ever made, and not only is it good, it's tiny.