Originally Posted by Mike
What do you think about building a removable tray to hold supplies like saddle soap, curry comb, hoof hook, awl and stitching thread? It seems like the base is the perfect place to store the tray and organize the essentials.
I plan on putting a bridle hook on the front, and a removable tray or tool box in the bottom. I'll work on that when I get the side rails done, and it is standing on its own.
Originally Posted by vikingcraftsman View Post
Ok we got the price range down , now lets see pictures in progress. And how about the dimensions for this. Guess I will have to google.
I'll have to charge my Wife $500 for this.
Pictures are a requirement of posting projects, according to Harry.
Generally, saddle stands are built around the size of a small oil drum. About 14.5" diam. at the top, (16" with slats) and about 34" tall. The bottom rail will be 24" wide for stability in case a little one is sitting on it. The stand must be sturdy, so I'm using 1" x 4" stock. I'll be using 1/2" dowel joinery on it
Originally Posted by DAUTTERGUY
If at all possible try to get the ID of the Saddle. You would NOT want to make the Stand to wide which will make the skirt of the saddle wider and will not fit your grandaughter nor the horse...Like a hat that fits your head VS. one that does not. Sounds silly but look at English Saddles. Just two pads to fit the horses back, just a thought.
I took some measurements while we were at the competitions, and she wasn't around. She told us last year the saddle is a size 14.
The saddle is about 24" long, and I measured 34" from the seat to the bottoms of the stirrups. A 34" tall stand leaves room for the saddle to sit proud on top and the stirrups to be high enough from the floor to lengthen them as she grows a bit more.
It is 22" wide for the width of the horse before the ribs take over going down the sides. All these dimensions leave room for the padding and carcase of the saddle, which as they are built, a triangle is formed.
Thanks all for the tips. Much appreciated.