The last few days I’ve been working on making an English tack set for Troy Soldier, my next performance horse. I got super frustrated on Thursday when I was starting out, but I was able to take a step back and start fresh on Friday with two new rules:
- go slow
- skive, skive, and skive some more
Putting new blades in my knives helped a lot too, since that made skiving a lot more effective.
This is my fourth English saddle using Anna Kirby’s amazing step by step tutorial.
As usual, it took three attempts to get the panels right.
Now that the saddle is done, I’m working on the matching bridle. Lots of wee buckle-making going on around here.
I’m hoping to get all my English stuff in order first, but if all goes well, I’ll also be attempting my first ever Western set soon.