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Today's photos come from Cory Sanford. She writes: I just wanted to share with you some bridles I made using some of the tips found in your wonderful blog! You are more than welcome to the pics to share if you like. I just wanted to show you these as proof of your top notch 'tutelage' through your Tack Tips section for great ideas and to give you a big thank you for those as well!
There's nothing wrong with that black bridle, but it's the brown bridle that truly blows me away.
Cory describes it thusly: Raised English Bridle(2nd bridle made) - bridle has working buckles and is adjustable to models a bit bigger or smaller than Salinero; features real (tedious ) stitching on brow band, nose band, caveson hanger, reins and even at the buckles; keepers by buckles are glued in place but second keepers are movable; curb chain not on this bridle but can be included with S hooks; bit and reins are removable; the reins are laced with working buckle and have an actual hook to attach them to the bit. I used a jump ring as bit just to take the pic. This bridle will be for sale!
For the record, there has never been a Tack Tip about real stitching on an English bridle. That attention to detail represents a level of crazy that I have not yet explored. I have, however, mentioned teeny tiny stitching in this post.
Thank you, Cory, for sharing pictures of your stunning bridles! I look forward to seeing lots more of your work in the future.