Leather Working III - VI

Course Name: Leather Working III - VI

Prerequisites: Successful Completion of Leather Working II - V

Description:
In Leather Working III through VI, projects are designed to develop more advanced leather working skills. Students are introduced to specific saddle repairs. Students will continue to perform repairs to tack as projects are available and continue to work on complex job costing for that repair work.

Weekly Topics:

Leather Working III:
Week 1-2. Stitching pony and working saddle stand construction ; repairs
Week 3-4. Parts of the english and western saddle; repairs
Week 5-6. Reflocking english saddle; repairs
Week 7-8. Refleecing western saddle; repairs
Week 9-10. Replace billets on english saddle; replace stirrup leathers on western saddle; repairs
Week 11-12. Project completions; final exam; repairs
Leather Working IV:
Week 1-3. Stirrup covering project; repairs
Week 4-6. Western tree prep and repair; repairs
Week 7-9. Horn cover project; horn replacement project; repairs
Week 10-11. Fork cover project; repairs
Week 11-12. Project completions; final exam; repairs
Leather Working V:
Week 1-2. Gullet cover project; repairs
Week 3-4. Cantle cover project (binding / cheyanne roll); repairs
Week 5-8. Rough seat project; repairs
Week 9-11. Seat projects; repairs
Week 11-12. Project completions; final exam; repairs
Leather Working VI:
Week 1-4. Saddle rigging projects; repairs
Week 5-9. Saddle bag projects; repairs
Week 10-12. Project completions; final exam; repairs

Performance Objectives:
Following successful completion of Leather Working III - VI the student will be able to:

Leather Working III:
  • Explain and identify the parts of english and western saddles
  • Demonstrate through projects and repairs the necessary skills for saddle repair work
  • Demonstrate correct procedure to reflock an english saddle
  • Demonstrate correct procedure to replace fleece on a western saddle
  • Demonstrate correct procedure for replacing billets on an english saddle
  • Demonstrate correct procedure for replacing stirrup leathers on a western saddle
Leather Working IV:
  • Demonstrate through projects and repairs the necessary skills for covering stirrups
  • Demonstrate through projects and repairs the necessary skills for saddle tree repair work
  • Demonstrate correct procedure to cover/recover a saddle horn
  • Demonstrate correct procedure to replace a horn on a Western saddle
  • Demonstrate correct procedure to cover/recover a saddle fork
Leather Working V:
  • Demonstrate through projects and repairs the necessary skills for covering gullets
  • Demonstrate through projects and repairs the necessary skills for covering cantles
  • Demonstrate correct procedure to install/replace rough seat
  • Demonstrate correct procedure to install/replace a seat on a western saddle
Leather Working VI:
  • Identify and understand the different types of saddle rigging
  • Demonstrate through projects and repairs the necessary skills for making saddle bags
  • Demonstrate through projects and repairs the necessary skills for advanced saddle work

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

Evaluation:
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


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