Friday, April 27, 2012

Friday Favorites

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.

10 comments:

  1. Say the word and we can go to the Hermes store in Cherry Creek!

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  2. What a neat idea! Thank you for sharing this find :)

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  3. I saw the first one somewhere....was just amazed. I wouldn't mind having one too. What a fun costume entry it would make! If I could make English tack, I'd make myself one and show it at NAN!

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  4. No kidding, I will have to try that out myself...when I get the time, that is! It sounds like you had a great time with your Purdy friend, too! (So jealous of all you showers!)

    ~Cory @ DragonsBlood Designs

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  5. that saddle is amazing !! i wish i owned it!! haha:)

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  6. Wow!Wow!Wow!
    Amazing!
    I've never seen anything like it!
    Thanks for sharing this awesome find!

    Rosie

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  7. Hello Jennifer!
    I just wanted to say Hi and tell you that your blog is the best model horse tack related blog I've visited so far!!!
    I love the pictures of a real tack pieces as well as your creations! Your 2 tone English saddle sitting at the top of the pommel of it's full size brother is too cute!!! What a brilliant idea!
    I'm impressed by the picture of the winged saddle you've just posted too! I must say I'd love to see that one on a horse!
    Anyway, thank you for sharing the pictures and Happy Monday to you and all your readers!
    Hugs,
    Jana :)

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  8. It wouldn't let me finish my post -.-
    Anyways, MAKE ONE!

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