NEWSFLASH - Keren G-McGroarty claims she did not make this saddle!! March 15. Who Dun It??
NEWSFLASH - from the future - November 15, 2017 - Kelda Goerte of Red River Saddlery made this saddle set. Thanks to Frances Stevens for this information!
Both were made in England. This is a short post which celebrates a fortuitous combination. But I made the saddle blanket. : )
Friends will know I received my first Copperfox last fall (Oct 2016), one of the "Marble" Connemara mares. I absolutely loved her.
I loved the bay, Cadno.
I named my bay Canto, a word which means 'song.' It also means "Can too!" as an expression of confidence, which was important to me.
The saddle was first seen on MH$P. The pictures were dark, but I fell in love.
|photo by Lynn Norbury|
But perhaps the best bonus of all was that I had nothing like it. When availability crosses with quality with liquidity (none of which is guaranteed!), it's time to bite.
The earlier pictures of the bridle reveal my troubles with getting the bit right on the off side. Yes, the earpiece is too big for this horse, and that forelock doesn't help. On the near side, everything laid beautifully on the head.
Keren had made her own silver for this set, a clue as to how old it was. It is not a material I am familiar with. I am still trying to learn more about when this saddle was made, and under what circumstances. It is at least 20 years old from what the seller told me.
I am grateful to have it!