I am very pleased to say that last week I succesfully passed the level 2 Bridlemaking exam as part of my course to become a qualified saddler. I had to make a snaffle bridle and reins, a headcollar and a running martingale which all passed the assement done by a master saddler. I also had to pass two written papers , one on health and safety and one on leather and bridlemaking. Starting my level 3 bridlemaking at the end of June!
Had a fabulous week in Sailsbury on my saddlery training. I really need this icey weather to go as I have got so many saddle fittings backed up, I will be manic when it does thaw!!! Getting really excited abou the next couple of weekends. My good friend Ruth, from RS Saddles is having her wedding reception this weekend and then I am off to BETA the following weekend! BETA Ball on the sunday, trade fair on the monday and then I am taking part in an SMS competition on Tuesday! Can't wait!!!!
I, for one, are glad 2012 is here!! I am getting myself oraganised to start my first week in Salisbury next week to start my training to become a Trainee Saddler and then a member of the Society of Master Saddlers!! I have been looking forward to this week for ages. I am also nearly ready to launch a new saddle brand to the equestrian world. Watch this space..........
As a Merry Christmas to all you horsey folk out there, I would like to offer a 10% discount on all new saddles ordered between now and Christmas!!
I am now very pleased to announce that all my saddles are available to view at Matlock Equestrian, Brookfield Industrial Estate, Tansley, Matlock. I will be working closely with Vicky at Matlock Equestrian to provide you with the best service we can! Matlock Equestrian has a huge stock of all items horsey- rugs, hats, boots, bridles, bits, outdoor clothing, competition clothing,country clothing, supplements, bedding and feed all at very competitive prices
Have had an interesting day!! Spent the morning in Utoxetter with a client and friend, refitting her saddles and having a catch up over coffee!! Then spent the afternoon making a show hunter bridle for a client to use at Olympia!! In between all this, I have lunged my horse, Murphy, who has been out of work for 18 months with a tendon injury. At long last he look almost sound so need to get him back into work as I have nothing to ride!! Got a 2 year old in the field for next year and I so need to get riding fit again or she is going to have me for breakfast come spring!!!
I have had a brilliant weekend at your horse live! It was lovely to catch up with so many customers and friends and it was such a enlighteneing experience working on the Black Country saddles stand with the directors of the company who still make saddles every day themselves. Such knowledgeable people and so laid back and such fun!!
Had a fantastic holiday, can thoroughly recommend Sharm El Sheik !! Getting ready for Your Horse Live this weekend. I will be on the Black Country saddles stand all weekend so please come and say hello !
Just to let you all know,I am jetting off to Egypt today for a week in the sun!! I have my phone with me and will deal with everything when I get home!! Can't wait for some sun an