Making your own felt saddle pad?
Having passion for home grown/home made products it is about time that this crossed my mind. I have felted before, whether it was on purpose, or accidentally when processing a fleece. (Okay, the first time I cleaned my horse hair to spin I made it into little felted balls on accident..) But has anyone tried to make a felt saddle pad? Someone has to make them considering they exist. I can't afford to buy a new one, but I could easily afford high quality raw fleece to make one. Has anyone tried this or have any resource on this? It is a brilliant idea. Felting is not a particularly complex idea, just a little elbow grease and you got it, essentially 'matting' the wool/fiber together. Is it a challenge worth taking? If I can buy a felted pad for $200+ why not just spend less than half the money using the exact same materials? I think it is a magnificent idea... opinions? Experiences?