Advanced Course - Saddle Making School

The basic four-week course is a prerequisite for the advanced course.

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You will build another western saddle that you will take home with you. This training will be all hands-on work and you will enhance and reinforce the skills you previously learned. Several of the new procedures you will be taught are as follows:

  • Silver-lacing techniques for rope-edge saddles.

  • Laying out silver patterns.

  • Selecting silver pieces and learning to manufacture your own pieces when nothing is available commercially to fill your needs.

  • Laying out tooling patterns to include border tooling and floral tooling and incorporating them into an overall design. (If a student wants to learn overall tooling of all the leather, this will be taught; however the student has to be willing to put in extra long hours to complete this in four weeks.)

The result of applying these new techniques will be not only a show saddle but a functioning work saddle.

The fee for this four-week course is $5,000 due at the beginning of the course and non-refundable. As this is a working shop with many customers, I need to book your spot thirty days in advance, please.

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