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  • Writer's pictureSugar Rose Studios

Making a Saddle

So, I recently finished a really lovely custom Schleich horse (originally the retired Hanoverian mare) , and I decided to make her a tack set! I think I still want to make her an ear bonnet, and possibly a martingale.

This isn't really a "tutorial" per say, but I'll show some pictures of my progress! I started with a saddle pad

Then I made with the saddle tree, rolling thin leather over a cut-out, metal can

Then I made the little flappie things, the "skirt"

Glued them together with Aleen's tacky glue

The I made the kneerolls, taking thick kidskin and folding it under my black leather

Here they are cut out

I go around the edges with a sculpting tool to get a nice "bump"