For the past seventeen days, temperatures in the Denver metro area have soared above and beyond the ninety degree mark.
My entire house is hot. We don't have air conditioning, and the combination of unrelenting heat and unusual humidity (for Colorado) has overwhelmed my ancient swamp cooler. It's not ninety degrees in my studio, but it's much too close for comfort. Not surprisingly I really, really, really did not feel like working on tack today.
But... the deadline for that sidesaddle set is looming so I forced myself to sit down and make the bridle.
It wasn't until after I'd finished that I remembered I'd used gold toned hardware on the saddle.
Crap! The idea of building a whole new bridle made me ill, so I decided to see if it was possible to swap out the hardware on the existing bridle.Fortunately, it was!
Still, this was not one of those days when I think I have the best job in the world!
P.S. Just in case anyone is wondering, it's ok to have a hunt type bridle with gold buckles and silver bits.
I have also seen this kind of gold/silver combination on dressage bridles. Model horse folks are much more obsessed with the whole matchy-matchy thing than real horse people.