For some reason, my Breyer Western rider doll will not sit on a horse. Her legs are too stiff, and she does not sit in a Western saddle. So I tried this tutorial I found on how to customize dolls’ arms and legs ( http://braymere.blogspot.com/2016/03/customizing-breyer-youth-doll.html ). I didn’t follow it exactly (cotton instead of gauze; electrical tape instead of medical tape), but it is at least an improvement in her riding (the right side of the bit came off in this photo).
She needs better boots that she can bend her ankles in, but there seem to be no Western boot tutorials for dolls. Next model horse goal: to make a realistic saddle without using leather.
Before (with lazy editing of photo background) & After (I like the way the hair net turned out).
Next model horse performance scene: This doll riding Kodi (who is the same mold as the other horse).