Friday, February 5, 2010

Back to work

The last few days have been busy with non-tack events, but today has been all work and no play. I really want to start Mindy's school horse set Monday, so that means I need to get cracking on the Charro bridles and halters. Here is where they stand right now: Of course there were two headstalls. I think the second one got swept away during a cleaning binge. Sigh.


  1. Oh, I hate it when that happens! I think I made three tail cruppers once that way :). They just seemed to blend into the skiver mess. Hope you find it!

  2. Those reins I made almost IDENTICAL out of cobblers thread and chains of old necklaces when I was 10. I recently found them and thought, dayum I should start making tack.

  3. Hi Jen,
    I would love to have a "lesson" in braiding with rawhide and using it on bridles. Could you work that in as you make the bridles or in the near future. I love how the saddles are turning out. You make it look so very easy.

  4. Shannon--there's no hope of finding it. I didn't notice it was gone until I'd emptied the trash. I would have been willing to pick through my studio trash can to find it, but I draw the line at the big outdoor can. Too many nasties in there!

    Sydney--You do need to try your hand at this. It sounds like you would be a natural!

    Karen--I've thought about some kind of braiding tutorial but pretty much everything I know how to do is covered in Susan Bensema Young's book. I know that's pricey, but I feel like it's something every tackmaker should own so I hate to repeat anything that's covered there!