Rough-out Gaming Saddle

Another project started before the remodel! This goes with the gag bit I showed you last time.





I love the way it turned out! There's more to do, of course.  The cinch is drying right now, and I still need to do the breastcollar, finish the bridle, and make the sport medicine boots.  I had forgotten just how much I love working on projects that don't involve deposits, deadlines, or customer expectations! Not that I don't love my customers, too, there's just a wonderful freedom in doing things for myself.  It's a great way to let out some creativity.

14 comments:

  1. Oooh yes, this is NICE! It would look stunning on a chestnut I think.

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  2. Very, very pretty :3

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  3. The color scheme is fabulous! I can only imagine how freeing it is to make something for yourself on your own schedule- I don't think I could ever take commissions, even if I eventually have the skills.

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  4. I love this set - just make it look a bit "dirty" and it could be on a real gaming horse!

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  5. Thanks for the lovely comments!

    That's where I was headed, Elise. I kept the dye on the skirt a little streaky on purpose, but I'm not sure I have the guts to dirty it up any further! Today I got the boots out of the way, and ohmigosh I don't think I'll EVER be without Aileene's Tack It Over and Over glue. WOW. Itty bitty sport medicine boots have met their match!

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  6. Is that your personal copy of the stone cutting resin? I have one that I'd love to get a saddle on! Future reference question. :)

    Jessica Sneeringer

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  7. You bet it is, Jessica! I got her for a pretty good price and was absolutely thrilled! It's such a fun model.

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  8. What brand of dye did you use for the green? Its really pretty.

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  9. The green is actually salvaged from an old wallet!

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  10. WOW! How creative. I never would have thought of that but in retrospect I can certainly think of a few wallets I've owned that would have been fantastic for model horse tack material.

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  11. And now I'll be on the lookout for leather goods to cut to bits :) But that green really is gorgeous- I love color on tack!! Wouldn't it just be perfect on a creamy buckskin?
    Excellent work, I LOVE the set!!

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