Posted 20 November 2005 - 10:35 AM
Looking for free patterns of Saddle blankets and fly masks for horses. Anybody know where I can find some?
Posted 21 November 2005 - 10:01 AM
My father had 8 Palomino's and I never thought to crochet saddle blankets for him. He passed away in the 90's.
You'd do well at the Rodeo's. I use to barrel race as a young girl.
Posted 21 November 2005 - 10:12 AM
It needs to be done in at least 2 strands of yarn and very tight stitches so it doesn't shift around under the saddle. I bought a machine knit one once because it was pretty and regretted it. It bunched up under the saddle and never laid right. Good luck if you decide to try this. You can find the dimensions you need in any tack catalog.
Posted 21 November 2005 - 10:42 AM
Or you could get any blanket/afghan pattern you like and cut it down to 30 X 30" or your preferred size.
Posted 21 November 2005 - 10:56 AM
Posted 21 November 2005 - 12:28 PM
Believe me, I'm no expert on horses but yours are just gorgeous! So nice and shiny! Beautiful!
Thank you all-I do have horses-actually train and breed Egyptian Arabian horses-was thinking of making saddle blankets-to go over pads-as in for show-decoration-maybe out of chenile-pretty, soft-shiny-they would never be recommended to actually lay on the horses back-simply go over say a felt pad-under the saddle. Here are my critters
Edited to say: Midnightson looks just like black beauty.
Also, is it the Egyptian Arabian breed that gives the horse such an usually shaped head or am I completely off the mark?
Posted 21 November 2005 - 01:59 PM
Actually the arabian horse in general is noted for the lovely "dished" heads you see-for example in artwork-Egyptians are simply horses that are desentant from certain breeding programs9egypt, ect..) there are several Types of arabians, polish, russian, egyptian, domestic, crabbet.
When you see a lovely quarter horse or paint with what they call a baby doll head-that comes from arabian blood-a thoroughbred is a desendant from the arabian horse-most light breeds have arabian in them at some point in the pedigree.
Thank you for the compliments on my guys and girls! They are very people freindly-love kids, and very smart animals.
Posted 21 November 2005 - 02:08 PM
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Posted 22 November 2005 - 08:33 AM
Posted 22 November 2005 - 09:59 AM
My daughter used to ride. The Arabians we met were beautiful. One was quite a character.
I hope you get lots of pleasure out of yours. They are all gorgeous!
Posted 25 November 2005 - 11:55 AM