So what did I do? I went and bought the Lemieux pad that I've been coveting for a few years. In purple - well, blackcurrant, to be specific.
|Sadly, the shape of the pad is not a good match for my saddle.|
A black pad.
When you have a saddle with ridiculously small flaps, standard sized saddle pads don't fit very well. I decided to look into pony saddle pads. I could use the regular length along the spine as my seat is a 17", but need the flap to be short and not very forward.
|Not your standard looking jump saddle.|
However, I didn't want to use a plain, black saddle pad. If I don't have colour, I want some bling.
|Still can't decide if these are amazing or hideous.|
On Friday I got my craft on. And here is the result.
It doesn't really photograph well, but the circles are done in a mint green glitter. It's a heat transfer vinyl, and I'm hoping that it adhered properly - saddle pads are tricky with the quilting. Time will tell!
I still have to do the white one, but I have plans for it. I love this Equestrian Stockholm saddle pad, but I really don't love the price.