Tuesday, March 16, 2010

English saddles made in France


I know very little about saddles, but it appears that these are English saddles made in France that made their way all the way to Ocala! This was one of the "concessions" at HITS.

19 comments:

bfarr said...

I know that they are expensive.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Nice photo! I like saddles. (I like all kinds of horsey things.)

They have a certain appeal, and well-captured.

Don and Krise said...

Ahhhh the smell of leather. Nice looking saddles too.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

When I see something like this, I believe Ocala really is the Horse Capital of the World. ;-)

Lily Hydrangea said...

They look so well made. I bet they last a lifetime.

Small City Scenes said...

Very interesting. I love the smell of leather and saddles always have a clean leathery horsy smell. Had a neighbor once that was a saddlemaker. Interesting work. MB

Olivier said...

elle sont belles, mais si elles viennent de France c'est normal ;o)

VP said...

I know nothing about saddles, but these are beautiful. It sounds a bit strange to me that you are importing saddles from Europe...

Bibi said...

These look so soft, yet sturdy and comfortable. I learned to ride on an English saddle, but am not sure how well I'd do now on a horse.

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

Don't know anything about saddles either.

Hilda said...

I don't know anything about saddles either, but the leather is gorgeous! I wonder if they make shoes too… ;)

Dianne said...

they look a bit like prehistoric birds - all lined up with no horse beneath them

you know me, always seeing the twist in things ;)

B SQUARED said...

Being the expert horseman I am, I always have to ask which is the front and the back.

Daryl said...

When you sit on it does it say Merci?

Jarart said...

There are always concession tents set up at the horse events and even though I no longer have a horse, I have to go in and see whats new. It gets in the blood.

Los Angeles Suburbia said...

What a lovely capture of tones, light and textures. Great saddle display.

tapirgal said...

Being a "flatter" world these days, I'm not too surprised at anything, but always interested to see where things are made. In my early years, I had an Australian stock saddle that was the perfect hybrid between Western and English as far as I was concerned. A trainer at Santa Anita liked it so much that when I no longer had horses, he bought it. He saw my ad. No, I didin't have racing horses, only a couple of the riding kind. One was spectacular. So, I still have a soft spot for horses and riding. Should try it again in my old age, yes?

Birdman said...

Interesting twist.

Cezar and Léia said...

English saddles made in France and sold in the U.S.? Well, that's what they call globalization. China probably produced the tent where the fellas sell it...
God bless you!
Cezar

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