|Progress on the first saddle made with the new pattern|
I'm updating my Stablemate Saddle Tutorial! Actually, I'm completely reworking it. I posted that poor thing back in 2007, almost four years ago. It's still pretty popular, apparently, despite numerous flaws. I looked it up today and it's got nearly 2,000 views over the course of four years on a pretty slow board.
This tutorial will be for the G3 Warmblood, but the G3s can share saddles. Right now I have the pattern done, I'm just testing it out and making notes during the creation. After I get the kinks worked out in the pattern and process(and I know they're in there), I'll make a second saddle and document the progress with photos and more notes. Once the text is written up, I'm going to pass this on to one or two hobbyists for a test run. That way I can have feedback on how well the instructions work and the overall friendliness of the project! I'll post the tutorial here, for sure, and likely copies on Fallen-Leaves and Blab. If it's popular enough, I may see if a hobby publication wants to pick it up, too.
If you'd like to test-run the tutorial, please drop me a line. 'Test pilots' need to be able to complete the tutorial in a timely manner, document how it went, and provide feedback on rough areas. You can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or post in the comments if you're interested and I'll email a copy to you whenever it's done.