An English Hackamore

Over the years I’ve collected a lot of hardware for tack making. A lot of pieces were tag-along items to Rio Rondo orders I was placing anyway, but I never realized just how much I had until I piled it all together. I’m not even sure what I have to be honest, and that’s embarrassing.

One of my New Year’s resolutions was to use up what I’ve got, so that’s exactly what I’ve been trying to do.

The next project to tackle was an English Hackamore.

I admit I’m a bit hesitant to share this – I’m afraid of being accused of copying another artist when the reality is just a coincidence. :/ I tried to make mine as different as I could though, so hopefully it’s ok.

The Portuguese bridle fought me but that was nothing compared to the hackamore. This one seriously made me wonder why I even bother at all. Does anyone else ever feel that way? It probably doesn’t help that I’ve been feeling out of sorts for a couple weeks now.

Another problem could be that this is a first attempt at a hackamore. My real horse knowledge is lacking (and probably shows, haha) but I’m trying. 😦

Still, I managed to finish it in the end, and there are plenty of things about it that irritate me, but it’s done!

And it’s nice to have another useable bridle in my tack collection.

On to the next project…

7 thoughts on “An English Hackamore

  1. I think it looks wonderful, especially the nose band! Don’t ever give up and always keep trying, I too get to points of my work that make me say why bother but push forward. You make wonderful pieces and you inspire me.

  2. Very well done! I’d say it was worth it. πŸ˜‰ Also don’t worry that you’re not the first one to make an English hackamore in that color, I’ve felt the same way with some things I’ve made, it’s a shame that there are some people in the hobby that can make us worry about things like that.(Not directed at anyone, I just know in the past it’s happened) Yours is not an exact copy so no need to worry. Keep on trying new things, I love all the awesome things you’ve been making!

  3. If I’m the person who made the hackamore you are referring to, please know that I am not offended at all. It’s a common enough design and certainly not one that belongs to me!

    Your hackamore is lovely, and yes, we all feel that way sometimes!

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