Clair 2018

So, I’m kind of a blogger…

...some of you have followed me since day dot (April 2015) when I started my journey of working as a Corporate PA to training to become a Saddler.

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Saddle Making Training – Week 1

Back in November (2017) I attended another training session at the Saddlery Training Centre in Salisbury...to embark upon the Level 2 Saddle Making training. According to the City and Guilds Level 2 Saddlery specification I am required to make a pony saddle using a wooden saddle tree. The seat must be pigskin or hide, the skirts and flaps must be solid with knee rolls and gussets being optional. The panel should be a Continental or Saumur type and the filling should be wool only. Here is my 16.5" pony saddle wooden tree that I was welcomed with...

SMS Saddlery Competition

On Monday last week (5th February '18), my husband and I travelled down to London to attend the Society of Master Saddlers National Saddlery Competition evening presentation as earlier this year I had submitted an entry form. It is one of the most anticipated events of a Saddler's diary especially if they have entered one …

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Displaying at a Horse Show

On Sunday (17th September) I was lucky enough to have a stand at the Halesowen & Hagley Horse Show in Romsley, West Midlands. It's a local farmers country show where a successful Horse Show is also undertaken. I had booked a plot to display my Lady Saddler stand but instead of putting us with the main …

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