A klibber is a traditional wooden pack saddle worn by the Shetland pony to carry either kishies (willow or docken baskets) or meshies (nets).
They were used to carry the peats home.
Here is a young Fivla wearing one with two kishies and two terriers, Jack-et Potato and BeAnne Duvet when she was a puppy.
Many moons ago, we used to make klibbers complete with straps and girth and but haven’t done for a while.
A few weeks ago I received an email from someone asking if we made klibbers. My OH, who did the original woodwork constructing bit, agreed to make a few.
So, the Shetland klibber is back in production again just minus the straps.
They are incredibly useful and can be easily kitted out by the purchaser. Any reputable leatherworker could attach some straps to go with a girth.
Once made, we carefully wrap the klibber and post it out, minus Monster, the cat!
Cost? £60.00 plus postage which was £13.14 to an address in the UK. We are happy to post abroad if you are happy to pay the postage.
So let me know if you are interested. Klibbers are incredible useful for a number of tasks that a Shetland pony, or any equine for that matter, is willing to carry. They can be made in different sizes too – bigger or smaller.
Look, look, a young Daisy too (she is going to kill me!)