Leather Working II

Course Name: Leather Working II

Prerequisites: Successful Completion of Leather Working I

In Leather Working II, projects are designed to develop more advanced leather working skills. Greater emphasis is placed on improving quality of work and job costing. Students will continue to perform repairs to tack as projects are available.

Weekly Topics:

Week 1-2. English and western bridle projects; repairs
Week 3-4. Breast collar project; repairs
Week 5-6. English and western reins project; repairs
Week 7-9. Cinches, belly bands and billet projects; repairs
Week 10-12. Project completions; repairs

Performance Objectives:
Following successful completion of Leather Working II the student will be able to:

  • Select and demonstrate proper usage of the appropriate leather working tool for a given specific task
  • Demonstrate proper use and maintenance of leather working tools
  • Explain and demonstrate how to repair basic strap work in tack
  • Explain what part of the leather hide to use for repairs
  • Demonstrate through projects and repairs the necessary skills for advanced leather strap work
  • Understand common terminology used in leather working
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of the different parts of horse tack

In order for students to acquire the knowledge and skills of Leather Working II, the instructor will use a variety of teaching methods including: expository learning, discussion, demonstration, guided practice, actual repair work, and special projects.

Students will be evaluated on their knowledge and skills through teacher made tests and quizzes, observations, interviews and dialogue, projects, and performance tasks.

Leather Working Certification

Thank you to all the wonderful staff at Meredith Manor! I am the assistant barn manager and head junior instructor at Concord Ridge Equestrian Center, a brand-new facility here in Southwest Michigan. I impress my bosses everyday with the knowledge I gained from my time at the manor! And I must say school was a breeze compared to my work load now! I'm very thankful to have been prepared for it and prepared correctly! Thanks once again :)
Rachel Cadle: 2010 Riding Master III Graduate