Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Little buddy

Like probably every tack maker in the history of model horse tack making, I have a reference file filled with pictures of things I'd like to make someday. Sometimes when I get stuck, I flip though that file, hoping for inspiration. That's what I was doing yesterday when my eyes landed on this Little Buddy saddle.
"That looks fun," I thought. "I bet I can make it in five minutes." 
It turns out I was half right. This was, in fact, a really fun project.
However, it took more than five minutes. Truth be told, it took more than five hours. I didn't mind, though. This was the most enjoyable studio time I've had in recent memory.
Eventually, I'll need a little kid to ride in the buddy saddle, but for now, it belongs to Mieka.
On to the next project!


  1. I think it should be Mieka’s permanent seat.

  2. I just today found a tiny doll that can be turned into a tiny kid rider.

  3. Ohh... that's what the mystery sale saddle at my barn is. No one could figure out what it was, even the seller wasn't too sure. XD

  4. I think the dog looks better in that buddy saddle than any kid would. Lol

  5. I feel it appropriate to say now that this NEEDED to exist in miniature form. Frickin’ adorable.

  6. I love it! Do you want to sell it? I take little girls riding whom need to ride double!