Without a doubt, this is the most amazing saddle I've ever seen.
Not surprisingly, it's a Hermès.
Although fashionistas may equate Hermès with silk scarves and leather bags, the company was originally founded as a saddlery with the horse as "its first client." The winged saddles were made for a rock album cover and are among the items featured at the upcoming Hermès Leather Forever exhibition.Leather Forever runs from May 8-27 at 6 Burlington Gardens in London. Entry is free. Sadly, I won't be in attendance. However, it's not unreasonable to suspect that there may be a traditional scale winged saddle in my future.