Reiner of Europe Best in Europe Mare Register 2016 - Page 13
Leather Carving and Stamping
Part of the special appeal of western saddles is the wonderful tradition of saddle decoration and
embellishment. Western saddles are pieces of equipment that also developed into pieces of art.
Before starting on a saddle, a saddlemaker will create a layout of the design for the entire saddle.
This isn't something that is improvised. The best designs will have a pleasing ﬂow and balance to