Yesterday I had the great pleasure of hosting a model horse tack show and tell with one of my all time hobby idols, Susan Bensema Young.Sue did not come empty handed. Instead, she brought with her the most amazing assortment of Timaru Star II tack including several saddle pads,
a slew of braided bridles,
her iconic Elk saddle,
an older but still magnificent parade set,
and a brand spanking new harness.
Additionally, there were several pieces from her tack by other tackmakers collection including this wonderful, hand carved saddle by Evelyn Munday.
Of course it wasn't long before we broke out the tools...and did a little bit of work.
Sue showed me how to tie a pineapple knot. Woo hoo!
By the end of the visit, my kitchen table was covered in the most glorious mess.
I didn't let Sue repossess my purloined photograph, but she did go home with a BCS saddle.
Thank you so much for the wonderful visit, Sue. I am inspired and humbled by your amazing talent!