Not a lot to say here, except that it is gorgeous and it was shipped out today. We expect about 10 -14 days for arrival. Can you see why I would want for most of the tree to be visible. It is just a piece of art! I’m going to have a hard time drilling holes in it for the strings, or screwing anything into it. Rod did a magnificent job spacing the tacks/nails perfectly and the stitching is beautifully done. What craftsmanship and well worth all we have been through to achieve. This tree could easily last two life times and I am guessing if a tree is kept in perfect condition it could last many more lifetimes. Obviously Pai’s tree will live in the house and the saddle will be carried in a water proof saddle bag at all times. I think in the saddlebags I will keep a saddle poncho as well for any surprise storms.
I am going to name this tree and refer to it by that name. Much like a swordsman names his blade. A name to be carried on throughout its lifetime.
I have waited 16 years for a tree that will fit one of my horses properly. This tree Rod, Denise and I have been discussing for well over a year and half now. It started out with me wanting to have a saddle built for Kindlewood well over two years ago. When she died, I lost hope or sight of having a tree made, but when Pai arrived with his particular needs, the dream was rekindled and now he is only days away from having his own tree upon which I will be build my first saddle.
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