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Our video, Western Saddle Fit - The Basics, is available either on DVD or streaming on Vimeo!! We have all our blog post relating to how saddles work on horses on our website at www.westernsaddlefit.com. 

Desk? What desk?

Posted by RodandDenise on January 15, 2015

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The blog is called "From Shop and Desk", but when you can't find the desk...  I have a number of really important topics I want to write about but haven't made the time yet.  Once I get more of this year end paperwork out of the way, I hope to get at it.  In the meantime, enjoy riding your horses!

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Happy New Year!

Posted by RodandDenise on January 6, 2015

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So, what is happening around the shop in 2015? Well, we have recently rawhided saddle trees drying on their marble surface.

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Snow showers

Posted by RodandDenise on December 24, 2014

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My mother has a saying:  "Sunshine showers don't last for hours."  Today I saw my first sunshine snow shower, and wondered if her saying applied to them too.

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When the shop gets crowded...

Posted by RodandDenise on December 13, 2014

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Sometimes it gets a little full in the shop. Freshly varnished trees take room on the bench tops to dry, and when you have four ready to go and some in the wood getting ready to rawhide, the benches get pretty packed.

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Padding doesn't fix mismatched "angles"

Posted by RodandDenise on December 3, 2014

Our video, Western Saddle Fit - The Basics, is available either on DVD or streaming on Vimeo!! We have all our blog posts relating to how saddles work on horses organized on our website at www.westernsaddlefit.com.

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A bit ago we showed you pictures of a tree that had too narrow a bar angle to fit the horse it was sitting on. Here’s one that has way too wide an angle. So, can it be padded up to make it fit? The pictures tell the tale…

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Warmth

Posted by RodandDenise on November 27, 2014

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It has already warmed us up once getting it home.

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If you think it might be broken...

Posted by RodandDenise on November 18, 2014

Our video, Western Saddle Fit - The Basics, is available either on DVD or streaming on Vimeo!! We have all our blog posts relating to how saddles work on horses organized on our website at www.westernsaddlefit.com.

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It probably is...

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What we would do

Posted by RodandDenise on November 12, 2014

Our video, Western Saddle Fit - The Basics, is available either on DVD or streaming on Vimeo!! We have all our blog posts relating to how saddles work on horses organized on our website at www.westernsaddlefit.com.

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So, now that you have had time to look at the pictures and decide what you would do differently with a tree to fit this horse, here’s our responses. Pictures are good, but they aren’t as good as seeing something yourself, and sometimes you still don’t really have good answers on some things. But here’s what we are thinking at this point.

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What would you do?

Posted by RodandDenise on November 5, 2014

Our video, Western Saddle Fit - The Basics, is available either on DVD or streaming on Vimeo!! We have all our blog posts relating to how saddles work on horses organized on our website at www.westernsaddlefit.com.

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Let's ask a skill testing question today…

A little bit ago a saddle maker who builds on our trees went out to see a new customer. He took one of our trees which he had on hand to try out on this guy's horses.

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It's been a while

Posted by RodandDenise on October 30, 2014

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since I did an “around the shop today” kind of post, so here it is. I went out to the shop with the camera and just took some pictures of things, like Rod cutting out bars for the next set of four trees…

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