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Discussion in 'Tack & Equipment' started by Mirage, Nov 5, 2016.

  1. Mirage

    Mirage Senior Member

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    With help of course. :D

    I have been wanting a trail saddle because I only have my barrel saddle. It's not very comfortable for long rides.
    So we are making me a saddle at work!
    We got the tree from Corriente. Went to Tandy and got all the leather and hardware. My boss is making me do most of the work myself with his supervision. I had to redo my horn twice. Lol.
    It's going to be natural leather with a purple seat.

    My horn.
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    Seat and shoulders. The shoulders will be braided on the sides.
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    Fenders, stirrup leathers, rigging, jockeys, and skirts.
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    What it looks like so far with the rigging.
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    Today I'm cutting the strings and the fleece for the skirts. I will have pictures later.
     
  2. RelaxMax

    RelaxMax Senior Member

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    Dang, that's awesome. I'm jealous of your craftiness. Can't wait to see the finished product.
     
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  3. Mirage

    Mirage Senior Member

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    Thanks. I'm excited about it.
     
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    mooselady Senior Member

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    That must be a great feeling, to ride in something that you made....make sure you keep us updated. How long do you think it will take to make?
     
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  5. Mirage

    Mirage Senior Member

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    It should be done by next week. Unless I need something up lol.
     
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    manesntails Senior Member

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    COOL~!!!
     
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  7. Arem

    Arem Senior Member

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    That's so cool!!!!
     
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    DelP Senior Member

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    Are you planning doing felt or sheepskin lining?
     
  9. prairiesongks

    prairiesongks Senior Member

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    You have more talent than I do----I can hardly wait to see the saddle on your horse!
     
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  10. Mirage

    Mirage Senior Member

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    It's the fake fleece. My boss doesn't believe in the sheep skin. He says it attracts weevils. o_O
    I would prefer real sheep skin though.
     

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