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Cutting leather by hand

Intro to Saddlery Making Course

Saddlery Making & Leatherworking Skills Course Fall 2024

  • Starts Oct 28
  • 2,000 US dollars
  • Stoneleigh Equine

Available spots


Service Description

This course teaches & tests the candidates in saddlery skills needed to begin their training in English saddle and bridle making. It is a prerequisite for the NASS courses; Saddle Making Levels 2 & 3 or Bridle Making Levels 2 & 3. This course is ideal for those seeking Society of Master Saddle Fitting assessment and qualification, for anyone anyone wishing to learn a leatherworking and saddlery repair skills, or anyone wanted to start a career in saddlery making. Skills assignments have been developed in each area to allow candidates to learn and demonstrate their craft skills in the beginning areas. These include: selecting leather, measuring, cutting, edging, staining, rubbing up, stitching and hole punching at a basic level. You will be required to make a pair of stirrup leathers, an Irish martingale and a bridle headpiece, along with these skill practicing work projects to encourage progress of a belt, buckle guards and a needle case. This level is all done by hand using traditional methods of double handed stitching and hand cutting.


Upcoming Sessions


Cancellation Policy

Course fees are non refundable, we will hold your course tuition for one calendar year, please contact the office.


Contact Details

  • 11655 Rocky Meadow Road, Clear Spring, MD, USA


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