Friday, June 10, 2011

Springamatack

If it stays here long enough, it's going to get dressed up. 

That said, it should come as no surprise that two of my four Springamathing horses are now sporting some fancy new head gear.
Because Eleven Eleven has so much natural bling, I felt he needed an extra special halter.  This has all the usual details (two buckle crown, three buckle chin, rolled throatlatch) plus a tapered noseband, crownpiece and cheek straps.  The halter also features seventeen domed conchos from Rio Rondo and two cast buckles by the World of Model Horse Collecting. 
Technically Rumspringa's bridle isn't new.  He borrowed it from my Dozen Roses resin.  Still, he's looking pretty fancy!
Note to all the tackmakers and performance showers--the Stone Saddlebred and Dozen Roses  can share a bridle.  Their noseband,browband and throatlatch measurements are almost identical.  The Stone horse is about a quarter inch longer around the head, but that's well within most bridle's adjustablity.

9 comments:

  1. I have to admit, when I get a new model, the first thing I do is TACK IT UP!! Good to hear that I'm not the only one who does it!

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  2. Loving that headcollar! Normally I'm not a fan of that type much but those conchos really give it something. :D Interesting with all the buckles - I didn't realise they normally had three at the chin!

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  3. Most halters don't have that many buckles on the chin, but all good Western show halters will. They fit higher and tighter than a regular stable halter, too.

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  4. Here's the question for you: How do you roll your leather like that to do the throatlatch? I'd love to do something like that.

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  5. It's easy. I keep meaning to do a "Tack Tip" on that. Let me get through all this NAN stuff and I'll get it photographed and posted.

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  6. LOL, no problem!! I'm not that far yet anyway. =) Sometime in the future works!

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  7. I have a saddleseat bridle JUST like that that I bought off a lady's bed in the Clarion at Breyerfest for $10. It's the exact same bridle..how many have you made?

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    1. I've made a few--probably more than ten but less than twenty. I'd hate to think any of them have depreciated enough to be worth just ten dollars, but who knows?

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    2. I think the low price was a result of it being in a ball, in an old plastic bag, and simply not knowing who made it, but it's high quality stuff. I was pretty shocked.

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