It's taken a few months, but I've finally finished this showmanship halter. I've been wanting to put this set of Rio Rondo hardware to use for a while now. This is the "Rawlins" design. For some reason I default to halters when I'm struggling with making tack, thinking that they will be an easy project … Continue reading Silver Halter
It's been a few weeks, but I finally had time to add the final details to this saddle. I'm pretty happy with how it came together. Each saddle I complete (this is #7) teaches me a lot. I tried to make it fit the Yvonne/Gracie doll (I really need to give mine a makeover 😅) … Continue reading Completed Saddle
My house was without internet for the last several days. (thanks, utility workers! 👍🏻) While I'm annoyed with myself for being annoyed over it, a break from social media and the constant flood of bad news was probably needed. It's been weighing down heavily on me lately. Without having that distraction, I spent a lot … Continue reading No Connection = Saddle Progress
When I was leaving work last week, I spotted two robins. I get really excited when I start seeing robins again, because to me, they are a reminder that yes, spring is coming and yes, winter will end. Even though this winter was unusually mild, some Montana winters definitely feel like they're going to last … Continue reading Birds, Bridles and Current Events
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!