Monday, January 25, 2016

Dressage Pony

First off, I love Valegro. He's a dynamic sculpture and has a pretty face and neck. While I was snowed in, this has made progress. 
Bridle was first.  Ear Bonnet was made by Crystal Creek Farm.

Then I tweaked/made a dressage saddle pattern. I have the KeriOkie dressage book, and started off with the flap and tree pattern. I tweaked it to be what I wanted and then made the underlaps and panels. 
I'm very happy with the saddle. The part I'm happy about the most is the section where the back of the tree, panels, and skirt meet. I tried something different and got it to wrap around/angle more like a real saddle! Will be using the new technique for later saddles. The saddle pad is a Breyer one that I've had for years. Last part that needs done is the girth, but my sister seems to have shared whatever she was sick with so, yup. Itchy throat and constant cold fun. 

Also, this blog is almost at 100,000 page views! I can't say thank you enough to everyone who reads and comments here. Thank you so much for reading this blog! 


  1. He looks absolutely amazing in tack!
    Yay for almost 100.000 views! Well-deserved, I really enjoy reading your blog :)

  2. Glad to see Valegro in tack. He looks great.

  3. Beautiful dressage set!

    And... CONGRATS on 100,000 views! It says you've passed that now. :)

  4. First time I've seen Valegro in tack - and surely the best. It's gonna be hard to beat this. Congrats on improving patterns - that's the fun part! I have a purple Crystal Creek earnet too. : )