Friday, March 31, 2017

Tack of the Expo

There were numerous types of tack at the PA Horse Expo.
A lot of the saddles I saw were more western and english.
Here's a saddle seat saddle.
Then I started to see other types of tack like this racing saddle.
Here's a line of Australian saddles that I forgot to come back to take close photos of!
And then I wandered to the DP Saddlery booth. Pat told me they'd be there and to take pictures. So I did. 
There were English-type saddles with tooling. Isn't this dressage saddle pretty?
Detail shot of the tooling.
The saddles then bridged away from english and western. DP Saddlery had a bunch of Baroque type of saddles on display. Some had lots of tooling.

Others did not.
I tried to take plenty of detail shots of them.
 Making a Baroque saddle has always seemed elusive to me because they're so different from other types of saddles.
 But these pictures helped break it down into containable chunks. I can't say this is something I'd tackle in the near future, but at least I have some references!
Because I finally saw some in person.

There were also headstalls.
And here's a Mosquero. It connects to the browband of the bridle. 
I hope you enjoyed the different types of tack! I know I did. :)

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for great photos! I made one of these Baroque saddles in the 2000s and I would have loved to have had such good reference. It was a tough piece to do. And I love that tooled dressage one...