Thursday, June 25, 2020

Baby Braymere

Mixed in among the pages in my model horse time capsule, I found an early sales list for Braymere Custom Saddlery.
The customer comments section is my favorite part. Aside from Sandy Sanderson - who was my first paying customer - this was probably my entire customer base. 
Prices ranged from one dollar to twenty five dollars, which sounds like a bargain, at least until you see pictures of my work from that time period.
This is a photo Elise sent me of her bay ranch horse and his winnings. I made the bridle, tie down, breastcollar and maybe the boots. 
The next two sets are undated, but I suspect they are a year or two younger than the price list. 
My skills grew a lot in that time period, and these are fairly accomplished.
This is also some very early 2000's work. If memory serves me correctly, this was my fifth saddle.
And here's number six.
This was part of a "dude ranch tack" commission. I was very pleased with how everything turned out.
I was still a few years away from figuring out how to make English saddles. Once that happened, my tack making career really took off.


  1. As a model horse history nerd I am loving this series so much!

  2. I am happy that your love of trading for dressed dolls is still alive and well :)