I have a friend in Tennessee. He is a professional Horse trainer who used to train all of my horses - when he lived in Texas. He hired a Mennonite man to make him several tack trunks..like this one, except his trunks were brown.
I saw the trunks and fell in love with them...so I asked my husband to give me one for my birthday...last March; only I wanted a black trunk with solid brass accents.
Well, I contacted the man and asked him to make me one.
..telling him I would need it by my first show - in September. I thought that was going to be my first show, but that was before I found out I had to have a hysterectomy.
Then I waited...and waited ..and waited...
Month after month passed with no word from him. September came and went and I never heard from him. That is when I restored my antique trunk and started to use it.
Then out of the blue, he called me in November and told me the trunk was done. Honestly, I was a bit miffed. I was not out any money..but now, right before Christmas, I found myself sending off quite a large check for a trunk I really did not need and had no idea how I was going to get it from Tennessee to Texas.Thankfully, the manager of our last horse show lives in Tennessee and she was nice enough to ferry it down here...and well - now I have 2 tack trunks.
I love it..with one exception. That handle on the front looks a bit cheesy to me. It will be replaced. Probably not right away..but someday..