LaughingMare

Ride for the Fun of it!

San Jose, California | 46 Sales

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Announcement   Laughing Mare will help you remember:
Ride For The Fun Of It!
Practice should never be boring.
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Temporary Shipping Announcement: I am sorry that I can't ship any orders between Oct 16 and Oct. 25. I am selecting my new pony. I'm sure you can understand the importance!
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Welcome to Your Place to buy art saddle pads for:
Dressage Saddles
All purpose Saddles
Pony Saddles.

Featuring art by hand so you stand out, not mass produced to 'bland in.'
From an award winning artist/competitive equestrian

Now on PRI saddle pads
Why PRI? Lami-Cell's poor availability forced a change. I asked my friends, both amateur and pro, what pad they liked for cost and value together. PRI was the top of the list!

Shipping--
Saving your money and your environment with biodegradable mailers. We sacrificed a little of the unboxing experience, but, you'll agree, it's worth it.

More happens here than just batik medallions, wait until you see what's next for you!

Limited production: It takes time to make everything perfect for your favorite horse. Big industrial sewing machines and Patience make that possible.

Have fun looking, ask questions.

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Your laughing artist,
Cara

Announcement

Last updated on Oct 15, 2018

Laughing Mare will help you remember:
Ride For The Fun Of It!
Practice should never be boring.
************************************************************************
Temporary Shipping Announcement: I am sorry that I can't ship any orders between Oct 16 and Oct. 25. I am selecting my new pony. I'm sure you can understand the importance!
**************************************************************************
Welcome to Your Place to buy art saddle pads for:
Dressage Saddles
All purpose Saddles
Pony Saddles.

Featuring art by hand so you stand out, not mass produced to 'bland in.'
From an award winning artist/competitive equestrian

Now on PRI saddle pads
Why PRI? Lami-Cell's poor availability forced a change. I asked my friends, both amateur and pro, what pad they liked for cost and value together. PRI was the top of the list!

Shipping--
Saving your money and your environment with biodegradable mailers. We sacrificed a little of the unboxing experience, but, you'll agree, it's worth it.

More happens here than just batik medallions, wait until you see what's next for you!

Limited production: It takes time to make everything perfect for your favorite horse. Big industrial sewing machines and Patience make that possible.

Have fun looking, ask questions.

Laughing Mare on Facebook Pinterest Instagram Twitter Blogger.

Your laughing artist,
Cara

Cara Drouin

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RIde For The Fun Of It 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. When you buy one, you buy a piece of my heart and my wish that it brings you some of the joy I felt while creating it.

Have a good ride,
Cara

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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 August 28, 2018
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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Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 2 hours of purchase
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
A note on cancelations:
If I haven't shipped it yet, you can cancel your order.
In my shop policies, etsy required that I pick cancellation time from a menu.
I'm more flexible than that.
But--- because shipping time varies, cancellation time does too.
I'll keep you up to date.

I am happy to issue full refunds. It should be simple, but, there are scammers, so I must have my entire policy in writing.

To receive a refund of the purchase price and cost of shipment from me to you, these conditions must be met:
Saddlepad must arrive here clean and undamaged.
Saddlepad must be shipped USPS Priority by you no less than 15 days from arrival as indicated by USPS tracking.
Saddlepad must not arrive postage due.

Partial refunds:
A partial refund is only issued in the case of multiple orders when not all the saddlepads in that order are returned. The shipping cost returned will be the lowest additional cost of adding each pad to your order.
Example: If it costs $18.00 to ship one pad, $5.00 more to ship two pads for a total cost of $23.00 and one pad is returned, you will receive a shipping refund of $5.00.

Purchase costs cannot be partially refunded. Its all or nothing.

If tracking shows that the pad was delivered to you at the provided address, refunds cannot be issued. You are responsible for following up with the Post Office using the insurance and tracking information I provide to you through Etsy communications.
Payment
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In person sales are also enabled.

I pay California sales tax as applicable for your area until ETSY rolls out their auto sales tax for our state. Etsy collects sales tax for some states, rolling that out on a state by state basis. Use tax for all other states is buyers' responsibility.
Shipping
USPS Priority Mail
Biodegradable mailers save the planet and save shipping costs.

Every 2nd pad in the same mailer is half price.
Every 3rd pad in the same mailer is free.
Every 4th pad starts a new mailer at full shipping cost.
Etsy isn't programmed for this oddness so you have to pay the invoice and I will refund your account.

Issuing refunds for shipping costs is easier than writing the policy about it, believe you me.

TIME: I ship ASAPractical. The post office is far, very far, it might take a couple-few days, it might take a couple-few hours.
Additional policies and FAQs
Everything is made one at a time, the hard way.