Saddlery course

Learn  the different ways to flock and use billet straps to deal with some fitting problems. This is a great opportunity for you to ask any questions about problems you may have come across when fitting a saddle

Your time on this course will show you ways to:

Drop the panel and lace it back in

How to over flock/spot flock

How to replace billets/girth straps

How to attach point straps

How to attach balance straps

How to deal with saddles that are quilted

How to quilt a panel

Please bring a saddle or two to work on. If you can’t bring one we will supply one.

Saddle Flocking

By doing this course you will not only make a saddle .

You will gain the knowledge of how to replace seats, trees, girth straps and the jobs you may not have attempted before

This course is aimed at the professional leather worker and students with some experience with leather tools.

You will make either a 17.5" GP saddle or a 17.5" dressage saddle

This course will incorporate building a seat on a wood spring tree casing and running up a flock panel. Making a pair of flaps with a knee pad hand moulding knee blocks And pattern making.

At the end of this course you get to take your saddle home

Saddle making

More income.....more knowledge.....more skills.....make life better for the horse…….give your customers more of a reason to use your services and not your competitors

Beginners Leatherwork

Advanced Leatherwork

Saddle and Tack Repair

Beginners Leatherwork

We have courses for the complete beginner and the professional  leatherworker.

who wish to further their skills and knowledge.

You will gain knowledge on:

The types of leather used *The size of needles and threads. *Cutting leather

*Staining edges *Hole punching *Creasing *How to use tools *And much more

Bridle Making

Our instructor can even travel to you.

We are happy to travel to most countries in the world.

Why not get a few friends together to share with the costs?

We can also do private one to one lessons if you prefer

Saddle flocking

May 16th to 19th

May 9th to 13th

April 11th to 15th

April 4th to 8th

March 14th to 18th

Course Dates 2016

Our Saddlery training courses are held in Dunoon Scotland..

Dunoon is about 45 minutes from Glasgow airport  and is easy to get to via road or rail.

Saddlery Training School

For more detailed information on our Saddle training courses or our leather craft courses visit our main site  or email us at

June 20th to 24th

June 27th to July 1st

Saddle and Tack Repair

Advanced Leatherwork

July 11th to 23rd

Saddle Making

Why do a saddlery course