I know I said today was going to be a no studio day. However, after I'd ridden the horse, run all my errands and taken the kids out for their "first day of summer vacation" frozen yogurt, I realized that what I really wanted to do was tackle Tiffany's Spanish bridle.
This bridle was made by another tackmaker, and it's seen some hard use. All the leather parts were showing signs of wear...plus the original construction was a bit on the bulky side. Tiffany asked me to replace all the leather, while keeping the original hardware and design elements.
Here's the new and hopefully improved version. I added a couple keepers and the noseband is a bit wider, but mostly it looks the same.
Ha! Except for those buckle ends. Those are now a lot more streamlined. As an added bonus, they're also easier to use.
One more bridle and one more pad and then Tiffany's NAN needs will be satisfied. Hey, Tiff, have I earned Rat Bait yet?