Sunday, February 16, 2014

The English Saddle

There comes a time in a tack maker's life when they must move on. My first english model horse tack how-to book was the Kerioke English Saddle How-to book. Since my meager beginnings, practice has helped me learn about basic saddle making. While the kerioke book makes saddle making simple and straightforward, I wanted it to be different.  And my own.
Last night I started making a new pattern.

I looked at numerous blogs, and pictures to see the different techniques of how other people assembled their saddles.
Sophie Lightfoot on Braymere Custom Saddlery's For English Saddlemaking


Today I began assembling the saddle. I'm not sure how it will turn out, but I'm crossing my fingers that it'll be showable for March 1!