Thursday, April 30, 2015

I re-made something

Remember how I said Karen's saddle had fought me tooth and nail during every step of its creation?
Well, it turns out that  the battle wasn't over. Overnight, the saddle's right skirt developed a crack just behind the nail head.
I tried to rub it out. I tried to tell myself it wasn't that big a deal. I tried to ignore it. That worked for a little while, but when I woke up this morning, I knew I was going to be replacing that skirt.
Making new skirts wasn't a big deal. Taking the entire saddle apart so that I could install those new skirts was positively painful. 
Fortunately, the saddle went back together really easily. Here it is again, better than new. Plus, now it has a girth! 
Hopefully this will be the end of the drama with this particular saddle. Fingers crossed!


  1. I have recently been reading through your blog and am inspired!

  2. It's the ones that fight like tigers that you remember.

  3. What do you use for your saddle trees?