A New Project
|April 21, 2016||Posted by Melinda under Uncategorized|
I’m good at standing. My desk in my office is standing height and there’s always the treadmill if I want to be more active But sometimes I sit down. Obviously just sitting is too boring.
There’s an obvious solution.
I need to mount a saddle to a stool.
My long-suffering husband will probably be as big a fan of the saddle stool as he was my walking treadmill desk ;).
This is not a new idea. I tried doing this a couple of years ago when I offered to trade my not-selling Aussie saddle for any sort of saddle that I could convert into a stool.
Unfortunately the saddle that I got in the trade was so nice (an older Wintec endurance pro model) that I couldn’t bring myself to mount it to a stool. Yet.
So. A dilemma.
A. Find a non destructive way to mount the wintec endurance saddle to a stool? That seems like so much more effort and work.
B. Say “screw it” and put it on a stool regardless of the consequences since likely it will see very little use on a horse?
C. Advertise for yet another “it doesn’t need to be horse safe, just allow me to sit in it” saddle for either free or cheap? And wait ANOTHER eternity for this to happen?
I’m waffling between A and B. How hard could it be?
While I’m at it, wouldn’t it be awesome to build one of these for Fig?
Yeah right. Put it on the list along with somehow magically finding a big enough saddle to DIY this chair.
Anywhoo. Focusing on the subject at hand. Saddle. Stool. Anyone actually done this? Can it be done cheap AND easily AND not look cheesy?
Um that rocking horse is GENIUS.
I’ve seen bar stools that were western saddles. Up here, it’s not uncommon to find an old English saddle in a secondhand or antique store for $50. Is that the kind of thing you’re looking for? Sometimes Craigslist can be a surprisingly good resource as well.
Everyone round here has a high opinion of what their saddles are worth…..I could always post a wanted ad on bayequest or CL and see what I got – might be able to find a true bar stool too that would work better then the four legged wooden one I have.
I have a cheap old english saddle I’d send you for shipping cost. I was just going to donate it. It’s actually horse safe, it’s just old and a bit beat up. Email me if you’d like it.
That is tempting! I’m in a try and see if I can look up your email through the whole commenting system here. Or if you see this email me at Mnfaubel AT gmail DOT com
I can’t see your email on this so if you see this comment shoot me an email!
I emailed you.
I can see it now: I already have my standing desk and yoga ball that I use for a chair at work, bringing in a saddle stool would put me (even farther) into the “crazy co-worker” category!
Maybe it shouldn’t be screwed down. Maybe if the stool instead had a rounded top (boards, post?) or something screwed to the top, then the saddle place on that and “girthed” up, it would move a bit and be more like sitting on a horse?
And Fig needs that! But it still needs a horsey head too!
Goes to show that insanity is hereditary. Mike J & I discussed going this years ago to improve our seats on the team.
IMHO you want a pedestal stool that you can take the entire seat mount off Then you use a metal or PVC pipe coupling to transition to the saddle rack frame. The frame does not need to be solid, in fact it would be easier to mount the saddle to a skeletal frame.
I have the shop if you can find the pieces.
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