For the most part, Hamilton’s bridle is finally complete.
There is one thing I need to fix, but that would require un-tacking, re-tacking and re-photographing it and I just don’t have the energy for that right now. 😫
But aside from that it’s done!
And I can’t say that I want to make another double bridle anytime soon.
In the future I might replace the bit with Rio Rondo’s “Saddleseat Hack” bit, but for now this one will have to do.
I’m happy with how it came together.
The saddle is next, but that’s intimidating so I’ll probably procrastinate for a while. 😅
6 thoughts on “Saddleseat Bridle”
Saddleseat bridles are a million times harder and more fiddley than saddleseat saddles. You’ve got this.
Stunning! And the added braid is a lovely touch.
Well done. I showed Saddlebreds for many years, and you nailed it.
Simply sensational! Your skills shine and delight. I make a little tack for myself, I’m definitely amateur, I use sliding buckles, if it is not inappropriate, may I ask how you install tongues on buckles?
Thank you! Jennifer Buxton has some tips on buckles here: https://braymere.blogspot.com/2009/01/tacktips-photo-etched-buckles.html
I also have a post on them here too: https://desktopstables.com/2018/02/03/why-are-my-buckles-crooked-a-tip-on-tongue-buckles/
Hope this helps! 🙂
You bring this horse to life. The level of detail is superb!