Monday, August 3, 2009
Wow, this was sent to me by a reader that was as, to borrow a word from FHOTD, "aghasted" as I was upon viewing it. It is, I kid you not, a fully fabric covered EMBROIDERED saddle. It looks like someone got a bit trigger happy with the embroidery machine. While an intriguing concept for embellishment on synthetic saddles, I think this one is a classic example of overkill. The big red horse shoes really detract from the otherwise not too bad floral designs. The quality also looks less than stellar. See how uneven the seams are and how poorly balanced the saddle looks overall? I also especially like the unfinished edges where the horn emerges through the fabric. A classic example of "interesting concept, needs work."