Jenny’s Scottish Saddle

Jenny wanted her saddle to represent her Scottish heritage. Unicorns have been linked to Scotland for centuries. The unicorn was first used on the Scottish royal coat of arms by William I in the 12th century. In the 15th century, when King James III was in power, gold coins even appeared with the unicorn on them. When Scotland and England unified under the reign of James VI of Scotland in 1603, the Scottish Royal Arms had two unicorns supporting a shield. We incorporated this symbol along with a Celtic cross and a few hummingbirds to pull this theme together. The saddle is built on a 3B tree produced by Dusty Smith of WYO Saddle Trees. Thanks Jenny for another fun project.