Tuesday, June 17, 2008

I Wanna Be a Cowgirl Baby!

Addie had a ton of fun at Grandma and Grandpa Dude's this weekend. One of the highlights was riding on Grandpa's new saddle. Grandpa just got back from saddle school at the end of May - he brought this saddle back with him (making a saddle was his graduation requirement). Despite having taken riding lessons in 6th grade, I don't know a lot about horses or saddles. Dad however, can tell you all the specifics about his custom made saddles. This saddle was made specifically for his mule and is an Old West design. I think he said it was common in the 1870's.

Ye haw!
Addie loved riding on the saddle. She thought this was a ton of fun. Lily wasn't too sure about the saddle at first. We finally got her up there with Addie. However, no one took those pictures on my camera and Auntie hasn't shared her pictures yet.

Here's the saddle before being oiled. If you're interested in a custom made saddle, Dad is the guy to talk to. He's now taking orders. You can catch him at waywest(at)centurytel(doht)com - I think you guys are smart enough to figure out what to replace to make that a workable email address. Tell him I sent you!!


Syren said...

I am uploading the pictures right now! You were too fast for me!

Dana said...

Weeeee! That looks like fun. I think Addie's destined to be a princess. She's got the perfect parade wave.