I have another tutorial for you all today, this time on braided cotton reins. I'm basing my reins off of these by Tough-1: Finished set: They're pretty simple to make. This is the same method I used to create reins to go with a Barcoo bridle. In that case, I created two braids with buckles … Continue reading Tutorial: Braided Cotton Reins
Finally, this saddle is finished! I can't say this is the same saddle that I started four years ago, because it isn't. It had to be completely re-worked. However, the vision I had for it remained the same, and honestly? I think it came out a lot better than it would have if I had … Continue reading Done!
The next step was to cover the seat piece. To give a little more shape to the seat, I added a crescent shaped piece of felt: I used a thin faux suede fabric to cover the seat. It doesn't fray easily, but I did go around the edges with black Edge Kote just in case. … Continue reading One More Saddle Update
I wanted to show you guys how I made these scalloped leather conchos/rosettes for my saddle: I tried to make these before with my last saddle, but they didn't turn out quite like I'd hoped. This time I tried a different approach, and am much happier with the results! I started by sticking my concho … Continue reading Tack Tip: Leather Conchos