Monday, February 10, 2014

It's More Fun.....

.....when you know what you are semi-doing.
The saddle , when I began on it after school, was in pieces. I covered the tree, so it was a bunch of tooled leather.

Using thumb tacks I made a hole for the fenders and added conchos.  I didn't use the hole punch pencil because I was going through layers of leather.

The underside of the saddle looked like a wire weapon. :)

Parts were added and underside was covered with chamois. The stirrups are adjustable! This is the most realistic western saddle that I have ever made. It just needs stirrups added. And a girth. And a bridle. But I'll figure out the bridle once I know who will be wearing the saddle.

Finished for the night.


  1. Man, you made the tooling, pattern, and construction look so easy! Nice work, it's lovely.

  2. If you're interested in selling saddles, I saw an ad on the MH$P where someone wanted someone else to make them a saddle with some kits they have. Here's the link to the ad:

    1. Thanks for posting this!
      I'll have to look into it. :)