Pad Saddle, Janette Netowayseeson, Kandahar SK, Saulteaux, 1986.
Pad saddles are usually reserved for men, used when hunting or riding in a dress parade. Many pad saddles in museum collections have beading on all four corners. The designs on the front two corners usually mirror each other, and the designs on the back two corners also mirror each other. Janette’s saddle is fully beaded but if you look closely you will see she has also followed this design tradition.