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Cruised by the Ultimate Dressage bulletin board, and saw this message: "This site is being closed under current management. It has been a long run, and there where some good times, but my mind and heart are no longer in this effort.Show More Summary
“The difference between school and life? In school, you’re taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you’re given a test that teaches you a lesson.” - Tom Bodett As many of you already know, I've had to open new email accounts due to some rather serious security issues with the old ones. Show More Summary
In the hustle of trying to get Panther Run Saddlery organized, I haven't had time to add to (or even stop by and check on) this blog... and I find I really miss it. So I made some time today to check my stats, which I haven't done in weeks. Show More Summary
It's a work in progress (the site isn't live yet, but I'll let you know as soon as it's up). I'll be offering the same services as before: long distance fitting using templates and photos, barn calls, sales, consulting, and reflocks/repairs. Show More Summary
The shop at the Pullman Family Farm, summer 2012 This year has brought some pretty dramatic changes to my life. This summer, we had to put our dear old Tanka dog down due to the infirmities of old age. Then, Edie passed away on Sept....Show More Summary
In case any of you have spent the last few days away from any sort of news or social media, the northeastern US is supposed to get hit with Hurricane / Tropical Storm Sandy. The forecast says it will come in from the east, make landfall...Show More Summary
Reggie and Edie Tschorn Yesterday, the world was diminished. Edie Tschorn, my mentor, neighbor, former employer, friend and hero passed away, eleven months after being diagnosed with brain cancer. She was one of the kindest, most giving...Show More Summary
I was reading through the Chronicle of the Horse's 75th Anniversary issue (yes, I'm a month behind on my magazine reading, as usual) and came across a saddle ad. This ad is for a saddle that we used to sell back in the long-ago; the quality of the leather is lovely, the saddles are very pretty, and they're quite haute couture as far as saddles go. Show More Summary
Given the present state of the economy (can you tell that's been on my mind quite a bit?), a lot of folks are finding their "discretionary income" either severely minimized or almost non-existent. So understandably, used saddles - always...Show More Summary
Long-distance fitting requires a fitter to rely heavily on the use of the template. How each fitter interprets the template, however, can vary. Case in point: we received this tracing a while back: The fitter who sent it noted that the horse needed a narrow or medium-narrow tree. Show More Summary
I found a fun blog post on Frank Baines Saddlery just recently. Not written from a saddler's / saddle fitter's perspective, but worth a look anyway. Enjoy!
... and barely keeping my head above water! Apologies for the lack of saddle-fit-focus posts recently; I've been slammed with a flood tide of customers and saddle work and just haven't had time to do more than post notices on stuff others have been doing. Show More Summary
I've featured info on what goes into the saddle making process, but did you ever wonder what goes on at the other end? Here's a fun look at what goes into those glossy, slick saddle ads, courtesy of Bliss of London:
Further developments from Bliss of London: http://bliss-of-london.blogspot.com/. Lots of product info and some saddle history. Note the serge panels in this post. Definitely worth a look.
As so often happens, the germ of this post came from one of the bigger bulletin boards. Someone had started a conversation about "My saddle fitting dream" (which was one of the last nudges that decided my announcing the saddle fitting course I'm planning). Show More Summary
Ok, folks, it's official: I'm going to be teaching an introductory saddle fitting course starting this spring (aiming for sometime in May). The Horse Gods and Goddesses have been tossing this up to me for quite a while now. Seems like...Show More Summary
The latest wall decoration in my office. Because we all have those days... Coming soon: Did someone say, "saddle fitting course"?!?!
Twist width is probably one of the most frequent "rider-fit" issues I run into. As with so many facets of saddle fitting, it's a very subjective thing; Person A's perfect twist may make Person B feel as though they're sitting on theShow More Summary
One of the challenges of doing a blog is coming up with new and pertinent content. Now that I'm starting on my fourth year of blogging (hard to believe it's been that long), I've been cogitating on what I could add that would make things a bit more interesting. Show More Summary
For want of a nail the shoe was lost. For want of a shoe the horse was lost. For want of a horse the rider was lost. For want of a rider the message was lost. For want of a message the battle was lost. For want of a battle the kingdom was lost. Show More Summary