From Drab to Fab – Saddle Fun #DIY #Upcycle
We recently bought a horse for our daughter which included the necessity to purchase a saddle. That can be a huge expense. We were able to get a really good deal on a second handle saddle in Ocala Florida but even then the saddle was almost as expensive as the horse. That I wasn’t prepared for.
When my son decided he wanted a saddle I had to consider taking Title Loans.
So then my son decided he wanted a saddle – we were already home from Florida so I couldn’t score another deal in Ocala but I was able to get a saddle from the owner of the barn we board at. She was selling a whole bunch of saddles and she hand picked one out for him (she knows us very well).
Since he doesn’t own a horse we couldn’t go by that – we just were buying a saddle that we hoped would fit any horse he rides. The saddles construction was still really good – the stirrup straps weren’t ripped or anything. But it definitely showed signs of wear.
So with the help of Eco Flo Leather Dye I was able to make this saddle look good as new. It was really easy to apply. I should have applied two coats but since I accidentally dropped the bottle on the garage floor and don’t have any left – one coat it is…
And now the saddle is in use – every single day at Valley View Riding Stables. Naturally we now need to find a horse for him to call his own.
That is how you make a saddle from Drab to Fab!