We are no longer building saddle trees. We have two saddle fit videos available on our westernsaddlefit.com website. Western Saddle Fit - The Basics, aimed at riders, is available either on DVD or streaming on Vimeo while the six hour series Well Beyond the Basics, aimed more for professionals but understandable by anyone, is available by streaming on Vimeo. (We left this website up because we have had many requests to keep the information available.)
Around about 11:10 am today things in the shop looked pretty much like they may have looked any time in the last quite-a-few years. Rod was rawhiding a tree…
with another tree on the wall waiting to be rawhided.
There were a couple of trees waiting to be varnished as the last step in the process before being shipped out
and I was packing up some more that will wait to go to town with me tomorrow.
Under the bench were parts of trees marked out and waiting to be built
while the orders for them hung in the clips, waiting to be referred to as they are being built.
But while a few things have been rearranged, there is one small, but very significant difference between the picture on the left, taken in October of 2016, and the one on the right, taken this morning. Can you find it?
The large silver clip is empty. That clip has held our waiting orders, the ones not in the current line up, for many years, and even in the slowest of times, it has never been empty. (And we thank God for that - seriously!) But now it is…
OK, enough maudlin stuff. I’ll put up a good news post later this week!