A One Of A Kind January Offer

A One Of A Kind January Offer

Welcome to The Lady Saddler's January offer. Laura Fiddaman Photography | Rural Branding Have you had a new pony for Christmas but it has come with an awful bridle? Or maybe you need a new bridle for your existing horse but Santa forgot to leave you one. Don’t panic, I can help! From just £250, you can have a regular cavesson style bridle, handmade from the finest of British Sedgwick Bridle leather and high quality stainless steel fittings, specially made to fit your horse or pony. Additionally, during the month of January, I am offering you a FREE set of reins* to go with your new bridle. In order to book a consultation, contact Clair via email at [email protected] or call 07717 3693932. Terms and Conditions All leather work is handmade using the finest of Sedgwick Bridle leather in a variety of colour options, along with high quality stainless steel fittings. Reins are made using a traditional hook stud billet and are made to measure you and your horse or...
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What I can do for you.

What I can do for you.

Every day, I have messages from people asking me all kinds of questions regarding leatherwork. So, I thought it was about time I put it into a blog post of 'what I can do for you'. INDIVIDUAL SIZED BRIDLE PIECES The above image is of our 11hh Welsh Pony, called Jakey. Whom we once owned when the children were young and interested in riding. I can remember struggling to get him a bridle from a saddlery shop that actually fitted him correctly. In the end we had to buy two complete bridles. Two, in different 'off-the-shelf' sizes, just to make up one bridle that fitted correctly. Now that I'm a Saddler and I know what I'm looking at, I cannot stand seeing ponies in ill-fitting bridles. Mostly I see them with the cheek piece buckles sitting right up by their browbands. This is far too close to their temporomandibular joint (TMJ). Although it won't cause a lot of 'pain' it certainly cannot be comfortable having...
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Gaining The ‘SMS Qualified’ Status

Gaining The ‘SMS Qualified’ Status

Ever since I started my journey back in 2015, my desire has always been to become a Master Saddler. Not just any Master Saddler; one that makes a difference and contributes to the future of saddlery and leatherwork. Since then my goal has been to gain as much knowledge, experience and qualifications along the way. This has consequently led me to become a fully-fledged City and Guilds (Level 3) qualified Saddle and Bridle Maker. My Student Years During my student years, I was adamant to find the very best support, guidance and knowledge I could find. Being an adult trainee saddler without an apprenticeship or placement with a Master Saddler was always going to be a difficult road to follow. Nevertheless, I was determined to succeed. Becoming A Member Of The Society From the start I was determined to become a member of the Society of Master Saddlers (or the SMS as they are commonly known). They provide advice and guidance, support and...
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