Friday, May 9, 2014
As I mentioned, some of my blog will be related to things other than art. And today is one of those--its saddle day! A couple weeks ago a good family friend gave to us a very unique saddle. After a google search, I learned its a WW11 Japanese Calvary Saddle, cool huh?! He said he's had it 50 years or more and doesn't remember where he got it. Stableboy and I looked it over and it doesn't look like any saddle we'd ever seen, nor does it look like its seen any miles on a horse. But, it was dirty and has a nice wasp condo inside. today is really nice out, so I got busy. This thing comes apart right down to the tree, which seems like wood covered with a fiberglass type stuff--but since that wasn't around then, not sure what it really is.
The under side has panels for padding, and are filled with horse hair. its quilted with tough string.