Tuesday 8 December 2015


I have too many pictures to post and not enough words, so look at these!

Thursday 5 November 2015

Facebook Giveaway

Hey everyone, I thought I would share the news on the blog that Yellow Bird Acres Tack is having a giveaway on facebook, click here to enter!

Thursday 15 October 2015

Progress pictures

As promised, here are some progress pictures of the saddle I am nearing completion on.

 Now, you may think that this saddle looks an awful lot like another one I just finished, and you would be right. Here are the two side by side, the new one is larger with a longer seat.

Wednesday 14 October 2015

Fun Stuff

Today I checked my mailbox twice and was rewarded the second time, with my MEPSA Halter show results! I show in the novice division and this is my second year in the division even though I have only entered one show before. No matter, entering the novice division is a great way to get into photo showing even if you are lazy like me. This season, I have planned to be dedicated to entering at least all of the halter shows, and hopefully some in performance. I was surprised when reading my results to find that my OF Valentine, whom I named YBA Laurus Nobilis (latin name for Bay Laurel), won Reserve Grand Champion!

I'm pretty excited since this was my second photo show. I also took some before and afters of Fallon's feet after I trimmed them yesterday, here are the results of our first trim:

I started a new saddle in a style that I haven't tried before and I'm almost done another english close contact, progress pics tomorrow!

Saturday 10 October 2015

Farrier School Week

Hey all,

I have not disappeared, I was just busy this week taking a farrier course at the beautiful Griffin Valley Ranch.

It was a simple 3 day barefoot trimming course and I learned a lot! I have always wanted to learn and the instructor was a great teacher. I will be trimming Fallon's feet later this week, I will post some before and after shots. I have been able to make a little progress on saddles this week though, including some work on this larger Traditional black and tan saddle that will be for a trade:

Things to comes are: finishing the working western saddle I started, an eventing saddle, and a saddleseat saddle.

Sunday 27 September 2015

newest finished saddle

This black and tan saddle is now finished. The interesting thing about this saddle is that it is a pattern I made previously and the first pattern that I have ever re-used. The results turned out better than I planned, you may remember the previous saddle made from this pattern, it was the one I made for Newsworthy. Here is a picture:

The new saddle has a lot better shape and realism, so here are more pictures of it:

Monday 14 September 2015

Saturday 5 September 2015

Picture post

While it may not seem like much is happening in the studio, I'm actually quite busy. I have two english pony saddles and a western cutting saddle on the go. Here are some pictures I took this week in absence of an actual post:

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This saddle is for sale http://www.yellowbirdacres.com/tack/allpurpenglish.html

This saddle is for sale http://www.yellowbirdacres.com/tack/allpurpenglish.html

Saturday 29 August 2015

Cutting Saddle progress

I've made some progress on the saddle I just started, it will be a cutting saddle. Tooling is now finished and I will be dying the leather soon!

Sunday 23 August 2015

Blingy Bridle

Here is what I was up to this week- bridles to fit my dressage saddles. Now, bridles aren't my favorite thing to make, I much prefer to make a saddle. I decided to dip into the Swarovski crystal for this one. A raised nose band and blingy brow band later, here are my results:

I also made a brown one, pictures to come.

Wednesday 12 August 2015

Saddle & girth complete

I have completed the girths for the two dressage saddles just finished and took some pictures of what they look like on the horse they were built to fit- Strapless by Breyer. Enjoy!