Wednesday, April 18, 2012

True Art Off the Canvas

Okay .. you have to see this! Just look at this sidesaddle..

..and this one...

These are miniature's, an art I did not even know existed before my obsession with riding aside grew into the monster that it is!

The detail is so incredible that I have to keep reminding myself that YES, these are not full sized!


If I had the chance to own a custom made Western style sidesaddle... I wonder what kind of tooling I would choose?

Miniature...

Honest.. this is not full sized!


This show stopper is called The Red Rose!



For more amazing works of art, stop by:
http://www.equiworkstack.com/sidesaddles.shtml

8 comments:

scaequestrian said...

As a model horse artist myself, and having been in that hobby for years (my real horses are more important now and I have kind of gotten out of it) I can attest that though the tack and horses are smaller, they are often nearly as expensive as the real thing!! The record selling price so far for a model is over $17K. That's seventeen THOUSAND DOLLARS folks. For a model of a horse. I have seen tack sets fetch upwards of $1200 on several occasions.

scaequestrian said...

And for those non-believers, here is a link to the auction page with the final price... http://myauctionbarn.com/auction_details.php?name=Carol-Williams-TB-mare-Victrix-finished-by-Liz-Shaw-Tick-Tock-Studio&auction_id=143558

Anonymous said...

Here's another incredible model horse tack maker, if you haven't seen her blog yet:

http://braymere.blogspot.com/2012/01/first-saddle-of-2012.html

~Emily Dunnan

Danielle said...

Welcome to the world of the model horse! ;)

Knubbsy_wubbsy said...

I saw this online and thought it might be something you would find interesting http://houseonthehill.net/animal-kingdom/equestrienne/
(certainly not the cheapest but would very pretty

Hayley said...

Isn't it terrible that these mini saddles are so well made, yet people keep producing sidesaddles that are trash! If a mini artist can put the leaping horn in the right place, why can't a saddle manufacturer??? :-p

Hayley said...

Isn't it terrible that these mini saddles are so well made, yet people keep producing sidesaddles that are trash! If a mini artist can put the leaping horn in the right place, why can't a saddle manufacturer??? :-p

Danielle said...

Ah yes, these saddles really are remarkably detailed! I know the particular artist you showcased personally, and know that she has fetched over $1,000 for one of her sets!