My new handmade (home-made) saddle stand - Saved me almost $100. :D
Me and my grandpa made this today. It took us about 3 hours to do. We made it out of a 12-foot-long cedar 2x4. If you can't see it, there are 2 hooks on the front to hold my bridle and reins. We made it custom to fit the measurements of my saddle, and it folds flat. We modeled it after a saddle stand I saw in a catalog that retailed for about $100. The picture at the end is me and my grandpa. Sorry, that's probably the worst picture of me ever. haha
Awww that is so sweet! That is great that you got to share that time and experience with your Grandpa, that is something you'll beable to cherrish forever.
mhm. It was pretty fun. =) My grandpa has a huge woodshop and I was talking about how my saddle has been sitting on the back of my computer chair since I got it and he said he could probably help me make one if I had a picture. So I found the one I had wanted and he helped me make it. :D
What a wonderful memory to have made. Very nice stand.
Besides the great time working with your grandpa, that is a great saddle stand.
He needs to make more and sell them on Ebay :D
Actually, now that I know how to make them, I plan on perfecting it and then maybe trying to sell some.
Very nice workmanship! Some paint or stain and it'll look professional. (BTW, I think those are 2X2 not 2X4).
That is awesome! My brother and boyfriend like making things like that, and they want to make me a new saddle rack as well. How much did all the supplies cost all together? Cause I found a metal one online for around 35, and if it turns out its going to cost more then that, i will just buy one.
iridehorses - It was 12 foot 2x4 that we split 3 times with a skill saw. =)
Jillyann - I really couldn't tell you. My grandpa has a huge woodshop so he just went out to his shed and found something that would work. And he's the parts manager at a John Deere dealership so he got all the hardware for free. haha
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