It's a rather serendipitous story, the tale of how Jenny Lou made a rags to riches trip from a washed-up old hunk of leather in Maine, to Celebrity Day at the Kentucky Derby Festival.
In the Summer of 2015, when the Collodion Circus Music Video project was just getting underway, I happened by a heap of saddles at a flea market on the coast of Maine. It was a fortuitous find, the Mayhew Lissadell sidesaddle that shined up rather nicely, was similar to models used in the 1930s by innovative circus equestrians. The saddle was used in our Collodion Circus, before being offered for sale. The highest bidder was none other than the president of the American Sidesaddle Association, who explained that she intended to rehab the saddle for use.
She asked for a name to bestow upon the saddle, and informed me that she would be riding it as Marshall to the American Sidesaddle Association in the Pegasus Parade before the Kentucky Derby. What a hoot!