The Life of a Saddlemaker
For anyone who gets a notion that saddlemaking is romantic or some other foolish adjective, I beg to differ. It is often hard work, hard enough to cause a sweat, frustrating and sometimes a real pain in the butt. There are many annoyances often beyond our control that forces us to think about alternative approaches. Needles break and frequently pick us. Bleeding isn't allowed on leather so a good supply of bandages is a must. Supplies don't come in when promised so a project can't be finished and out the door. Space can become a premium. Why did I get into it? It seemed to be part of a natural progression in my life with horses. Why do I, because I spent so danged much money learning and on tools that I feel the need to cover my costs. The best part - taking a saddle that needs TLC, refurbishing it and having a happy customer. Happy Trails I gotta go find a bandage.