Monday, December 27, 2010

Last saddle of 2010

It seems like this one has been in progress forever, so I'm pleased to announce that Anne's Western saddle is finally finished.  Hurray!
Here's a look at the breastcollar.  Anne didn't specify a particular style.  Instead she told me to make whatever I thought would look best.  Always a glutton for punishment, I decided to go with a woven "rawhide" style.  

Tomorrow I'll make a matching bridle and then I get to cross this set off my to-do list.  Double hurray!

10 comments:

  1. Very nice saddle! I ride english and I want to take this saddle for a long trail ride!

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  2. oh yay! Love it Jenn! The breast collar is wonderful and so fancy. I am very happy ☺

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  3. Wow, very nice! Can't wait to see what you do with the bridle.

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  4. It's looks like a very comfortable saddle! Very well made!
    Are the stirups made from wood?

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  5. Thanks everyone.

    Shanti--I am so glad you asked about stirrups. They are made from one continuous piece of wood. Wish I could say that they are my work, but they're not. I bought them from Madison Trehus of Fenix Performance Horses. Actually I bought two pairs so I guess I'll have to make myself another Western saddle sooner or later!

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  6. Wow, I've never noticed real wood stirrups in the model horse world! Great stuff and they fit your saddle just perfect!
    So, go on with another saddle! ;-))

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  7. Wow! So cool! Hey, do you think you could do a tutorial on how to make the panels of an English saddle? I have tried stuffing panels (alot of work, lol), but I was curious about what you use? Thanks for reading and I can't wait to keep up on oyur blog!

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  8. Are any for sale any western saddles there so beautiful as I said in one of my earlier comments interested in expanding collection I tried making saddles and felt awesome when first creating them I then saw yours and disappointed threw them away since yours were so great

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  9. Trust me, I didn't start out good. I spent a lot of years honing my skills, but even now, I'm my own worst critic. Where you see awesomeness, I see a mix of good features and things I wish I had done better. I think it's this way for all serious artists. Try not to get discouraged and keep working at it!

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