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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.

Victorian reversible sidesaddle pilch pad

Restoration of pilch pad for a customer.

The extent of the damage

The extent of the damage

Two new heads, and some tidying up to the customer's specifications

Two new heads, and some tidying up to the customer’s specifications

The restored pad

The restored pad

The extent of the damage; dogs had chewed it.

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My saddle was made by Nicola Watson - she did very well in the Master Saddler's competition with it. I've had it just under 2 years and it's great...even when the girth is loose (bad me!) it doesn't move and fits Libby brilliantly thanks to Nicola...Libby is a short coupled warmblood and has a big hind movement so not the easiest for a side-saddle-it's 16 3/4MW. For me, buying new is perfect as I do a bit of everything and I know it's safe and will last (it's also easier to keep clean!)...I've had some lovely older hire side saddles in the past but I am now a convert (unless a 15.5-16inch immaculate condition Owen appears which is unlikely so I will probably be going back to Nicola for a saddle for Libby's little sister, the devil pony when she is ready!)
Julia Izzard, Kent

Thank you very much for the excellent work on the mulberry change purse. I really appreciate the care you have taken.
Charez