I had to tell you about a new favorite thing!!! Actually it is my daughter's new favorite thing, but we were both overcome with the generosity of the gift. Saturday we went to a birthday party for a long time friend that was turning 50! It was given by my friend's brother-in-law and his sister. Well, my dear friend has been bragging about my daughter and her wonderful connection to horses. The brother-in-law, Gary is an ol' horseman himself that was a professional rodeo man!!! Quite good from what I have learned....when he was introduced to our daughter...he said I have a saddle to give you. Of course my daughter was like wow, ok. Thinking it was probably an ol saddle, but she would be happy to use it. Out from under this blanket came a beautiful hand tooled, hand made trophy saddle that he won in 1987. The saddle was very expensive when he won it and made so beautifully. He said that he wanted it to be used and enjoyed since he can't ride anymore. We are just awestruck by his generosity! My daughter is beside herself and of course it is sitting in her room!!! (where she can see it all the time, unless she is riding in a show of course!) So here are a couple pictures....Saddle making is such a lovely art form, I just had to share...enjoy!