Sunday, February 23, 2014
I just shipped this saddle off last week to Quin Larsen in Wyoming. I wasn't sure about doing this saddle after he explained to me what he wanted done. This is the first and most likely last saddle I will do where the seat and fork are covered with one piece of leather. I'm glad I can say I've done one but it was a lot of work. All the floral carving was done on rough out which was also a first for me but I like the way it turned out. Thanks for the business Quin.
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Sunday, August 11, 2013
Interesting story here. This saddle went to Jason Ward in Montana. He's worked for my dad on the Hairpin for quite a few years now and I've been friends with Jason since back in high school. Anyways he showed up at the ranch with this team roping saddle that he had that was built less than stellar but said it fit horses really well and was trying to talk me into recovering the saddle. We ended the conversation that afternoon by me telling him if he tore the saddle apart down to the tree I'd cover it for him. When I got to the shop the next morning the tree was in the shop all ready to be covered. So I don't know who made the tree or the dimensions but we put short motherhubbard skirts on it and called it good.
This saddle got delivered yesterday to Rhett Jacobs in Idaho. Bill Bean tree. Dean Oliver front, 2 7/8"X 3" horn, 16 1/2" seat, 4" cantle, 91.5* bars, and 5" visalia Kelly Nicholas stirrups. Quarter breed floral with exposed stirrup leathers, inskirt rigging set just ahead of 7/8.
This saddle went to Eric Roberts of Montana. He and his wife are great customers this being their second saddle they've ordered from me. It seems I've been doing a lot these style of saddles lately...swell forks with small post horns. This saddle is built on a Bill Bean tree. Dean oliver front with a 3.25" by 3" horn, 16" seat, 3.5" cantle and 91.5* bars. Inskirt rigging just ahead of 7/8 and Kelly Nicholas stirrups.