It’s been another saddle pad and halter sort of week.
The herd has also grown… uh, a bit, (some were tag-alongs) and several of them needed special saddle pads, because I guess that’s a thing now in addition to halters and blankets.
First, this navy swallowtail styled one.
This is a mini version of full-sized ones sold through the Baroque Horse Store. Lately I’ve been really attracted to Baroque/Medieval-ish/Fantasy inspired tack, so I’m sure more inspired pieces will follow sometime down the road.
I remember reading somewhere that the swallowtail styled pads used to be really popular but went out of fashion in the real horse world?
Next, this colorful English one:
Bobbie also gifted me this fabric, and I couldn’t wait to put it to use. I decided to quilt it with metallic gold thread, which was a huge headache but I like the end result.
And lastly, a western pad was made from a fabric sample I’ve had in a box forever. It was just big enough! The fringe on the bottom was an experiment that seemed to turn out ok.
It’s kind of strange not making a contoured pad though, haha.
Until next time…