Thursday, June 28, 2012

Thursdays Thoughts, Dad's Saddle

This is Dad's saddle.  I posted pictures of it for this last Sunday Still's
 challenge and was going to write about it, but tears came easier then words.

It's a working man's saddle, no silver or frills.   Built strong for ranch roping
and comfort.  It's smooth to the touch, almost soft from the countless hours he rode it
and carries a few battle scares.

Dad had it custom built in the late 60's a necessary extravagant's for a 
ranch manager, only making  $400.00 a month.  One of the few
prized positions he allowed himself and still beautiful.

It was the last saddle he ever rode, it is the saddle I ride and tough my kids on.
  I hope someday it will find it's was onto the back of some old 
gentle horse, with his great grand kids in tow.


Shirley said...

What a blessing for you to have his saddle. Who was the maker?

5 Starr's Farm said...

Hi Shirley, it was made by Thissill Saddles out of Redding CA., north of us. Not around any more.

Far Side of Fifty said...

It is a beauty! Good thing you have it to hand down:)