Posts Tagged ‘side saddle refurbishment’

New panel on side saddle

After: new side saddle panel.

After: new side saddle panel.

Before and after photos of side saddle panel. The nearside was overstuffed and had collapsed into the gullet, and the panel was not laced in centrally. Consequently the rider could not sit straight. A new panel was made and balanced to horse and rider.

Before: panel collapsing into gullet

Before: panel collapsing into gullet

Before: overstuffed panel, narrow off-centre gullet.

Before: overstuffed panel, narrow off-centre gullet.

Society of Master Saddlers’ National Saddlery Competition 2014

My side saddle won a Premium award for excellence of craftsmanship.

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Champion & Wilton refurbishment

 

New top and flaps. offside

New top and flaps. offside

New doeskin inset seat

New doeskin inset seat

Before restoration1

Before restoration

New serge on tree

New serge on tree

New top and flaps

New top and flaps

New seat serge, inset doeskin seat and flaps on Champion and Wilton side saddle.

Side Saddle Refurbishment

I have recently been updating my skills at The Saddlery Training Centre, on a Side Saddle Refurbishment course with tutor Richard Godden. I was making a new panel; here are some photos of work in progress and the finished result.

Making panel with Richard Godden

Making panel with Richard Godden

Trying for size!

Trying for size!

Finished panel

Finished panel

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Testimonials

We feel very privileged to have your saddle. It is beautiful.
Daphne

Collar you made for Pip looks fabulous thank you.
Peter Pilbeam, Battle