LaughingMare

Art Saddle pads for English Riding

San Jose, California · 41 Sales

LaughingMare

Art Saddle pads for English Riding

San Jose, California 41 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars
(17)

Announcement   New: The Daylight Collection!

After months of darkness, we get warm sun, day lit evenings and long weekend days to spend with our horses. The Daylight Collection is for everybody who has shoveled their way through another cold, dark, wet, frozen, hairy, winter.

Art Saddle Pads for dressage, CT and jumping. Featuring hand drawn batik using traditional tjauntings and hot wax. From the California back country.

Deluxe Denim pads are hard working but flashy, hand constructed with layers of super absorbent cotton inside and out with cotton denim on top.

Medallion pads are pretty good ready-made pads with batik art medallions securely sewn on.

Close Fit pads designed for when your saddle fits like a glove but you still need a little cotton something underneath.

Big industrial sewing machines make these look perfect.

Have fun looking, ask questions.

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Your laughing artist,
Cara

Announcement

Last updated on May 2, 2017

New: The Daylight Collection!

After months of darkness, we get warm sun, day lit evenings and long weekend days to spend with our horses. The Daylight Collection is for everybody who has shoveled their way through another cold, dark, wet, frozen, hairy, winter.

Art Saddle Pads for dressage, CT and jumping. Featuring hand drawn batik using traditional tjauntings and hot wax. From the California back country.

Deluxe Denim pads are hard working but flashy, hand constructed with layers of super absorbent cotton inside and out with cotton denim on top.

Medallion pads are pretty good ready-made pads with batik art medallions securely sewn on.

Close Fit pads designed for when your saddle fits like a glove but you still need a little cotton something underneath.

Big industrial sewing machines make these look perfect.

Have fun looking, ask questions.

Laughing Mare on Facebook Pinterest Instagram Twitter.

Your laughing artist,
Cara

Cara Drouin

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Cara Drouin

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(17)
apsddk

apsddk on May 10, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Incredible service, and I absolutely love the saddle pad. It fits my 17 in dressage saddle perfectly, and the color is stunning against my lease horse's chestnut coat. This saddle pad has also gotten quite a few compliments.

Vivian Ghebrat

Vivian Ghebrat on Jun 17, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Lovely designs and skillful technique Ordered hearts and received hearts plus awesome extras:) Great customer service and fast shipping Will buy from again

ShirleyZ

ShirleyZ on Apr 23, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

All my friends LOVE this pad! Thank you! Quick shipment too ?

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About

Be Bold, Be Brave, Be Sassy! Ride well and be noticed with your Laughing Mare saddle pad.

I started making saddle pads for myself. As a dressage rider in the '80s and '90s, the pads you could buy were very boring: Black on white, white on black. I wanted more, so I began making my own. These turned out to be prototypes for the pads I make now. It was a 15 year process to get it just right.

My saddle pads have been in quilt shows, in the wearable art category.

My background: I learned a lot of design while quilting, had quilts in shows and won some prizes. I returned to the batik I learned in High School (and couldn't do at home back then because it was "messy") and developed my skill, entered some art shows and won some prizes. I tried primitive folk art dolls--another show, another prize. That was all fun.

My heart was always saddle pads and batik, and I had to combine those. I had to. I was driven. When I am in my workshop, my whole heart becomes the saddle pad I am making.

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  • Cara Drouin

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    My destiny from birth was technical because that was my parent's entire Universe. After that, I grew up and broke free. They are totally shocked and impressed, almost like I went to Narnia. Now I have horses and art supplies... and sewing machines

Shop policies

Last updated on May 15, 2017
Be bold, be brave, ride forward and be yourself. Let your training sessions and warm-ups make you the one to watch. Is she going into the ring with that pad? YES! Original art saddle pads for English styles of horseback riding. Batik is my favorite!

All from a smoke free studio.

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Payment
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I will still take checks and money orders in person or by mail.
If you choose to mail payment, tell me within 24 hours of ordering and I will wait 10 days for your payment before cancelling your order.
Shipping
USPS Priority Mail to USA, IPO, and Canada.
The least expensive box(es) will be selected and refund issued if due.
You will never be asked to pay more for Priority shipping.
Etsy's shipping matrix and the size of the pads makes it impossible to get you the best shipping cost and ultimate predictability at the same time.
1 pad ships in 1 fixed rate box.
2 pads fits in 2 fixed rate boxes or one large box where $ varies with destination.
3 pads ships in 1 large box, $ varies with destination.
International shipping is possible and I can determine the cost individually.
Customs vary by country, if the item is not ok for Customs in your country, I will cancel the sale and refund you.

TIME: I ship ASAPractical. The post office is far, it might take a few days.
Refunds and Exchanges
I am happy to refund undamaged items within 60 days of receiving your purchase. Buyer pays all shipping.
Additional policies and FAQs
Everything is made one at a time, the hard way.