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Lindsayanne
« on: June 18, 2005 08:34:00 AM »


I made this a few weeks ago. Probably not too many folks here interested in this area of crafts-per-tise but hey, I'm proud of it!

http://www.raraequus.com/regal/saddlepad2.gif

It's not made to fit this style of saddle but, well, ya get the idea:
http://www.raraequus.com/regal/saddlepad1.gif

And here it is on my big, sweaty boy.
http://www.raraequus.com/regal/gallery/images/sweaty1.jpg
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« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2005 08:44:55 AM »

CUte!!!! i miss horseback riding
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« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2005 09:08:31 AM »

that's beautiful! Just out of curiosity, did you use an old blanket as a pattern, and what did you fill it with  Huh ? What kind of fabric?

I don't ride horses (it makes my ass hurt!)  but I do know a little girl that is CRAZY about horseback riding and takes lessons.. this would make a cool gift.
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« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2005 08:18:49 PM »

that's beautiful! Just out of curiosity, did you use an old blanket as a pattern, and what did you fill it with  Huh ? What kind of fabric?

I don't ride horses but I do know a little girl that is CRAZY about horseback riding and takes lessons.. this would make a cool gift.

Yes, I used an old saddle pad as a pattern. The top is 100% cotton canvas. If I have  them handy, I like to use old, cut up matress liners as the padding/bottom layer. They are made to prevent, uh, "liquid"  Wink from soaking through, and yet are somewhat absorbant. They wick sweat away from the horse's back, but keep the saddle dry.

Not sure a pad would be a great gift for someone without their own horse, though. Ask her first. A lot of horses need specialized pads, and she may not be able to switch them on lesson horses. I'm lucky, my saddle fits my horse extremely well so all I need is a thin layer to absorb sweat.
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« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2005 07:34:42 AM »

thanks for the response.. I figured saddle pads were 'one size fits all'! Silly me.

The girl (she's Cool rides different horses at the classes.. I'll hold off until she cons her dad into getting her a 'pony of her own'. This kid has her dad WRAPPED AROUND HER FINGER so I'm guessing she may pull it off!

The pad looks TOO CUTE. Thanks for posting and the info! The horse is a cutie , too.. very pretty.  Kiss
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« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2005 01:12:30 PM »

WOW! that is too awesome! I wish I could find a cheap place to take lessons again around here (san antonio).

I am actually an equine production major at Tarleton State university.  Wink

If I had the horse to do it with, I'd have all sorts of horsey crafts posted around here. lol.
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« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2005 01:30:01 PM »

Great idea, great job, and great color for your horse---though with his coloring he'd look good in just about anything!
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« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2005 06:56:46 PM »

 :'(i wanna ride a horse Cry
there arnt really any places around here where i could...Sad
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« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2005 07:43:31 AM »

did you not put on billet straps?
i am trying to make a couple of saddle of pads for my horse, but need to figure out how to make straps for the girth billets, and for the girth to fit through (so it does slide back).

also, did you sew a quilting pattern into the pad to keep the padding in place or no?

i'll try and post some pics of mine when theyre all finished.

i love your fabric! wow. this is great.
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« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2005 08:49:20 AM »

Ladymare-There's a riding stable just down the road from Brook Army Medical Center, I went several years ago. The cost was around $15 for 1 1/2 hours, or you could get another rate for an all day ride during which you care for the horse all day yourself, and just ride the trails.
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