Hey, my name is Clair.
I am a wife, mother, blogger and entrepreneur.
I have been lucky enough to be involved with horses on and off since the age of 8.
I rode regularly as a child and even loaned several ponies before leaving school.
Upon leaving school I had a successful career working up the corporate ladder, however, in 2015, I decided to embark upon a new career that would involve working with horses again.
I pretty much stumbled across saddler training and whilst having a natural creative flair and a hands-on approach to handcrafting and sewing I immediately booked myself onto a Basic Leather course, followed by a saddle repairing course.
Eventually, I was accepted onto an adult training scheme with the Saddlery Training Centre in Salisbury, where I have been learning the skills of working with leather ever since and subsequently undertaking the City and Guilds exams.
Finally, in 2016, I set up my workshop at home and ‘The Lady Saddler’ was formed.
Located on the outskirts of South Staffordshire, I mainly design and handcraft saddlery and leather work; I will also carry out repair jobs if asked.
In addition to this, I have become a bit of a blogger where I have been writing about my journey to becoming a saddler. If you want to check out my blog site, click here.