i'd like to get a saddle (sandwhich?) bag recommendation from you experienced fox hunters. i don't plan to use it for foxhunting but would like it to be well made and to preferably match my havana brown saddle.
any suggestions? i recall tack of the day had them on sale a while back but they were suspiciously cheap so i didn't risk it.
good to hear the non-leather one serves well. i might get that one. like i said, it's for carrying 'stuff' such as small pocket tool, maybe some treats.
i was riding off the property two days ago when a fawn got its leg caught in an old piece of fencing. it was screaming bloody murder and wrenching its little leg all over the place. i quickly jumped off and went to its help only to find the leg was stuck in a loop of nasty wire so snug that i couldn't possible pull it out without skinning it. i tried calling the BO's number but she wasn't around. i had a moment of panic but luckily BO's husband heard the fawn crying and came looking. once he got the wire cutters it took only a moment to get the poor thing loose. but imagine if this happened somewhere where i couldn't get anyone with wire cutters to help? so i made a decision to carry a tool on me at all times that has a knife and wire cutters. hence need for the bag to keep that stuff in attached to the saddle so there is no forgetting it.
Tom's Saddle shop in Pinedale Wyoming made me and my buds beautiful sandwich cases identical to the expensive English ones for under fifty dollars. I drew a (ahem, fantastic) drawing of a very fine one, sent it to him years ago and he made it. Of course, no metal case nor flask, but most folks take those out anyway.