Sugar 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"