It seems that every time I post photos of the saddle rats, someone says she's going to saddle up her cat/rabbit/guinea pig/lizard/other completely unhorselike critter. No one ever does it, though...
Today's photos come from tackmaker Cory Sanford and they feature her saddle iguanas, Moose and the Baby. Cory describes Moose aka the Moo this way: The slightly bigger, older and greener of the two. He is so gentle and relaxed all the time so he actually let me slightly tighten the girth on him! He is such a good boy. He crawls up in my lap while I am doing things, such as making tack, and puts his hands on my hands to get some attention.The Baby is the younger, bratty, orange one. He thinks humans are far beneath him and wouldn't tolerate my human ignorance long enough to allow a girth...definitely the bratty one. ;) He gets to hear "No!" a lot. You might also notice that of of the two he is an "easy keeper!" We are always joking about his "thickness" which the lady iguanas would find very handsome.
Cory adds: I hope you got a kick out of this and can share it with your readers for some fun. My iguanas are both pretty spoiled and especially the Moo will tolerate being tacked up so look for lots more iguanas under saddle pics in the future. I think we will try a halter next!
Ok, Cory--you're committed now. I expect lots more photos of both the saddle iguanas and your amazing tack.
P.S. Be sure to check out the Western bridle/breastcollar/halter set Cory has for sale on MH$P. Lovely work, Cory!