Thursday, May 23, 2013

Putting the custom in Braymere Custom Saddlery

It's been nearly fifteen years since first I adopted the Braymere Custom Saddlery studio name.  At the time, I'd only sold a few small pieces of tack and had never taken any sort of custom orders.  Adding the word "custom" to Braymere Saddlery felt a little pretentious, but without it my studio initials were "B.S."  

And, you know, I really did not want my studio initials to be "B.S."

Nowadays, nearly everything I make is a custom order.  However, there's custom and then there's custom.  Jane's newly completed hunter set is about as custom as it gets.
This set was designed to be a miniature version of Jane's daughter's tack.
Here's Marianne's saddle...
and here's the 1:9 scale version.
 Big bridle...
little bridle.  Note the beaded and padded browband, padded noseband, "brass" name tag and raised and laced reins.
 Marianne rides her horse in a martingale...
so I made one of those, too.
Although Marianne's real martingale doesn't have a rubber stopper, I couldn't stand to leave it off.  Even on a custom order, the tackmaker gets to make a few decisions!
Hope this was worth the wait, Jane!  You have no idea how much I appreciate your patience!


  1. Oh i want it!! I really wish i could afford some of your tack! :)

  2. You have no idea how much this makes my week better (Grandpa is in the hospital). You went all out on this set and it is wonderful! Words do not describe! Even I didn't notice the details you saw and put in this bridle! Marianne will be so pleased too :-) YOU ROCK!!!!!!!!

  3. Gorgeous as always! Hope she has a chestnut portrait model to put it on.

  4. Now Jane needs to make a mini Marianne :D

    Gorgeous as usual Jennifer! :)

  5. No rubber stopper? Blasphemy! Glad you fixed that part ;) This is a lovely set.

  6. Wow you are such an amazing model horse tackmaker!!! If I could afford some tack, I would come to Braymere Saddlery right away! I come to this blog every day to check for updates. And I just love your tack!!!!!