The HORSE ODYSSEY 
PART FOUR! THE CAVALRY SADDLE!

Main Entry: odyssey pronunciation: Function: noun Inflected Form(s): plural od·ys·seys Etymology: the Odyssey, epic poem attributed to Homer recounting the long wanderings of Odysseus
1 : a long wandering or voyage usually marked by many changes of fortune
2 : an intellectual or spiritual wandering or quest

The entire time I have owned these molds I have been looking for the Fort Apache Fighters Cavalry saddle mold. I had a vague idea 
of the whereabouts and the name of the owner but I never could get in touch. I called his office and left messages, I even found a street address
and every couple years I would write a letter. At one point I saw his name pop up on Linkedin and I gambled on it and sent an email. After a few weeks he answered and we started talking about it. He wanted to sell a lot of molds at once, but it was too rich for my blood, I just wanted
the Cavalry molds. We then had a couple of family tragedies and the mold slipped my mind for nearly a year. When I reopened talks with him
he was less interested in selling but I convinced him eventually by sending him copies of letters by customers who told me how getting a new
Thunderbolt had in many ways changed their lives for the better. Mostly by giving them joy they had not felt since they were children. He wanted way more than I could afford so we met in the middle, I raised the cash and then the nightmare began. The molds were in Guadalajara Mexico.
My first glimpse at the mold storage in Guadalajara... The Cavalry saddle mold is in there someplace!

 Have you ever shipped a 2,270 lb object out of Mexico? Nightmare. It took months just to get it out of the storage place to get it ready and load it on a pallet and then arrange shipping. It took weeks then for the mold arrived here in Middle Tn. My factory accepted them and invited me to inspect it.
  
It was full of sand, spider webs, all sorts of debris and coated with 30 years of neglect. The engineers at the plastics plant agreed to clean and repair them for me to get them in working condition, which took a few more weeks and more cash. A lot more. 
  
PRE CLEANING


   
MOLDING DAY! Back to the 450 TON INJECTION MOLDING MACHINE! 

  
Finally my appointed day arrived and I spent 10 hours watching the press run saddle after saddle, I inspected, bagged, packed and loaded saddles all day, when it was over Stevo's Toys had once again made history by bringing the FORT APACHE FIGHTERS Cavalry saddle set back to life and back to the market for my loyal customers! 
NOW AVAILABLE in BLACK, BROWN, BRITISH TAN (pictured) and COYOTE TAN, the MARX FORT APACHE FIGHTERS 
CAVALRY SADDLE SET! HOT OFF THE VINTAGE MOLDS AND READY TO PURCHASE HERE!
SADDLES!  near the bottom of the page OR with a horse here  HORSES AND SADDLES!

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THE HORSE ODYSSEY PART ONE
 
THE HORSE ODYSSEY PART TWO!

THE HORSE ODYSSY PART THREE!

THE HORSE ODYSSY PART FOUR!


 
 
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