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
Tack Tip: Leather Conchos
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
Steps Forward, Steps Backward
This saddle is being a pain in every way possible but for some reason I haven't given up on it yet. I've had to leave it alone for a few days at a time, and am also at the point where I'd love to start working on other things I've been daydreaming about. It's so … Continue reading Steps Forward, Steps Backward
Stirrups and Fenders
This saddle has been teaching me so much. I wasn't too excited about working on the stirrups, so I made sure to begin working on those next. In the end, I really loved how they turned out, and am so glad I didn't cut corners and make them simple like my previous ones. These were … Continue reading Stirrups and Fenders
Remember that Show Saddle?
I'm really good at starting projects and abandoning them. 99% of the time it's because I run into a Problem that I don't know how to tackle, or there is something that needs to be corrected, but correcting it would require a lot of work. (or a complete do-over, which is very unappealing when you've … Continue reading Remember that Show Saddle?