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        08-28-2011, 06:37 AM
      #11
    Weanling
    If you sell the saddle then they can usually flip it over and get it engraved on the other side (Or leave blank) or most places that do the engraving will sell the plates :)
         
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        08-28-2011, 08:56 AM
      #12
    Foal
    I've always wanted too ! :)
         
        08-28-2011, 02:34 PM
      #13
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by SionTheMonster    
    CounterCanter: Do you mean that you used to have a Diploma, too? If you do that's really comforting to hear that it works out okay :) I think if ever I plan to sell that saddle - which won't be soon, since I'm not even thinking of selling it or my pony anytime soon! - I'll buy an extra blank tag and just sell it with the saddle.
    Yep, I had the same one. I just sold it last month and it still had my name plate on it and it wasn't a big deal. I would have a tack store or similar put the plate on for you though...I had a friend that put hers on herself and it was crooked and fell out.
         
        08-29-2011, 01:23 PM
      #14
    Foal
    Katze: Exactly! Lol. It just makes it seem more appealing to anyone who'd buy it. :)

    Jody111: Love it! I wanna get mine on so bad. Might check around and see if anyone from my barn will help with it, or at some tack stores around here. Even though the whole province only has like, 3. Lol.
         
        08-29-2011, 01:53 PM
      #15
    Foal
    CounterCanter: Will do! I've tried at one tack store already and they wouldn't, but there's another one closeish by that might be able to do it for me. :) Thanks so much for your feedback!
         
        08-29-2011, 04:38 PM
      #16
    Foal
    Learn from my fail:

    I ordered my name plate from SmartPak and received two dainty little 1/2" nails with it. I also bought a pair of needle-nose pliers to hold the nails in place and a ball peen hammer, so I wouldn't bloody my thumb and forefinger (again) with the normal sized hammer.

    While I got the nails in place, and only had one bruised finger nail, I ended up missing a time or two and scratching the plate a bit.

    Oh, and just after beating (begging?) the first nail into place, I realized the plate was a tick off center. Had to re-position it after removing the first nail.

    -- See if you can get screws and *not* nails to mount it with. If you do get stuck with nails, you will bend one. Guaranteed. Fortunately, if you have a craft store near by (Hobby Lobby, Michael's) you can get a whole big pack of brass 1/2" nails for about $2.

    -- Measure over and over and over. Use some double sided tape and put it into position so you can look at it from all angles to see how it lines up. (This is also useful for the nailing process, as a slippery saddle plate becomes a moving target.)

    -- Have someone around who can lend you an extra hand or a set of eyes. If your trainer/dad/friend asks if you're OK after yelling expletives for the umpteenth time, tell them 'No. I am having trouble. Would you please help me?' Don't just smile and try to hide your bloodied stump of a thumb.

    -- If there's a store that can do it, take it to them. It seems so simple, but it's not. It's really, REALLY not.

    As for the saddle and plate:



    I'd get a new plate, with screws, but the scratches kind of go with the theme.
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        08-29-2011, 04:47 PM
      #17
    Foal
    Opus: Thank you bunches! That post helped a lot :) I'm going to take it to a local tack store with some handymen employees and see if they can take a look at it for me...if not, I'm afraid I'm stuck with doing it myself. >.> Do you know if you can get those wee little screws at the same place you'd get the nails? 'cause if we can I'd much rather prefer it that way! I checked out a hardware store at one point and couldn't seem to find any.
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        08-29-2011, 04:49 PM
      #18
    Foal
    I was scared stiff of doing my nameplate to LOL, I was scared of slicing it in half or something XD. I took it to my local saddler and he did it for me.
         
        08-29-2011, 09:59 PM
      #19
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by SionTheMonster    
    Opus: Thank you bunches! That post helped a lot :) I'm going to take it to a local tack store with some handymen employees and see if they can take a look at it for me...if not, I'm afraid I'm stuck with doing it myself. >.> Do you know if you can get those wee little screws at the same place you'd get the nails? 'cause if we can I'd much rather prefer it that way! I checked out a hardware store at one point and couldn't seem to find any.
    Yes, definitely try the tack store first. I've also been told that a cobbler might be able to help you, since it seems they're equipped with the right tools and experience.

    I just did a quick search online for 1/2" brass screws and several popped right up.
         
        08-30-2011, 12:07 AM
      #20
    Foal
    Opus: Even better! Thanks so much again :)
         

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