Figure Carving a Horse Head into Leather Video 3

Here is a much requested video from your suggestions both here and on our facebook page!  For the July Leather Tooling Series we are showing how to figure carve a horse’s head into leather.  I am not the greatest figure carver out there and I still have a lot to learn on the subject, but I will attempt to show you what I do know.  After that, you can seek out guidance from some of the greats out there… and there are many amazing figure carvers that you can learn from.  Jim Linnell and Peter Main would be the two that I would highly recommend checking out if you haven’t already.

Here is a link to Jim Linnell’s website

You can find Peter Main on facebook

If you would like to tool along with us in this tooling series, here is a link to a FREE copy of this pattern Click Here.

Just enter your email address and we will shoot that out to you.  It is a PDF file that you can download and print on your own printer.

This is video #3 in this series.

Tools used in this video:

-Modeling tool – Peter Main

-Modeling tools

-Craftool Thumbprint

Here is the photo of the horse in the pattern for you to use as reference.

The model for this project is an unknown Bay Gelding that resided on a place that borders us.  I just liked the way the horse looked and took many photos of him for artwork reference.  Not sure what happened to him, but we haven’t seen him in a long time… I like to think that he is somewhere on the rodeo trail or maybe just retired and moved to Florida.

All Around Performance Horse Ranch Rodeo Challenge 2011

The All Around Ranch Rodeo Challenge is scheduled for the first weekend in May this year in Clovis, New Mexico! I feel that this will be the biggest ranch rodeo that the All Around Performance Horse crew has had yet. We are building the Top Horse award again this year and plan to make a big showing with our booth in support of this great event.

We are very excited to be working with the All Around folks again and look forward to seeing all of our New Mexico customers again. Be sure not to miss this event.

For more info about this event visit All Around Ranch Rodeo.

When you get to Clovis be sure and come by the DGSaddlery booth to see the Top Horse saddle and many others that will be for sale.