Sunday, September 18, 2011

miniature Saddle making



Above is the lower skirt pattern for Nichols' saddle set.  The pattern on the left is the usual pattern and the one on the right is (obviously) the enlarged one.  The last time I used a saddle pattern was for my roping set for Kay C.   The Peter Stone IDeal Stock Horse Mold (or ISH) has a back that is much smaller than Sarah Rose's reiner that I'm making the saddle set for.  Actually the ISH is all around smaller than the reiner.

I'm finding myself looking forward to making this saddle now and the inspiration is alive and well.  I'm using a RDLC saddle tree obtained from Alison Benuish of The World of Model Horse Collecting.

More photos when I get farther along!


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