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wade saddle Paua shell conchos

Emma wanted a saddle that would celebrate New Zealand, her home. She wanted minimal tooling that would include adaptations of the Silver Fern and the native Iris, and wondered if there was a way to use colorful Paua shells.

I called on my jewelry skills and figured out a way to make conchos using the colorful shells.

The buckrolls are made from a single piece of sweated skirting leather to match the saddle. They are screwed in under the fork rather than tied across the handhole, for greater stability.

 

wade saddle Paua shell conchos Warren Wright wood/rawhide tree
7/8 double flat plate rigging
All-leather ground seat
Stainless steel hardware
Hermann Oak skirting, Big Horn latigo
Conchos made from Paua shells
Custom leather-covered tooled wood stirrups
Weight fully loaded 30 lbs
wade saddle Paua shell conchos  
wade saddle Paua shell conchos The cantle back has Emma's company logo, for Duwell Horse Supplements in New Zealand.  
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