I mentioned this before, but it bears repeating: After spending so many hours on Kellye's Criollo saddle, I really, really did not want to cover all my hard work with a fleece pad.The only way I could come to terms with the situation was to somehow create a pad worthy of the saddle. Since I don't generally consider pads to be very interesting, this required a lot of thinking... and a lot of paper patterns!
Finally, I came up with a design that made me happy. No mere square, it contained darts and seems that gave the pad its own saddle-like shape.
As good as it looked on the work desk, the real moment of truth came when I put it on the saddle, ran the strings though the slots,tied the pad into place,
and cinched down the overgirth.
You know, as much as I wanted that seat to show--this is pretty good, too!