Tandy Leather used to make a saddle kit, not sure if they still exist.
Trinity Appaloosa Farm
Horse Diary Day 960 The disgusting cat-beast was in my
feeder again. Worse he was CLEANING himself with his
tongue, how barbaric, will they ever evolve enough to
allow humans to do such menial labor for them? I think not.
Yesterday he was eating a rodent and was rude enough to
drag it through my hay. One day he's going to be imprinted
with my hoof on his smirking face. Just because he can jump
up to the roof he thinks he's hot stuff. One day he's going to
be dental floss if he keeps coming around my feeder. More later.
>Recently, at a Ray Hunt Clinic, I was admiring the saddle one woman was
>It was light in weight, a western dressage saddle with exactly the kind of
>build I'd adore having. I asked her where she got it and she had Made It
>Herself! I was stunned and asked if it was hard to do. She said No, if
>can sew, you can make the saddle because most of the work is just cutting
>putting it together. She had a saddle maker stitch certain parts together
>she didn't have a leather sewing machine, but she did place the studs on
>the tree down until it fitted her ***exactly, did all the leather
>And she only had about 40 hours in it.
>So now I am consumed with desire to make a saddle. Heck, I've spent enough
>trying different saddles, trying to find one that fits the way I'd like, I
>as well give this a shot.
>Does anyone know of a source for saddle patterns, saddle trees, etc?
>Sue, getting out her crafty hat and waiting to start cutting
>Threatening email will be reported
>to the authorities. You have been