Friday, December 10, 2010

New Dressage Bridle

In my previous post I mentioned a new browband I had made that needed a bridle to go with it. Since it was black and had silver hardware, I went ahead with a dressage bridle. But I really went all out on this bridle - a total of 16 tongue buckles! I also am pleased with how the noseband turned out. This mold has a long face, which is perfect for a big, padded noseband.

A close up of the browband:

Now that I look at the photos, I think I need to add some small silver conchos to the browband for a more "finished" look. It looks a bit blunt on the ends.

Now I need to make a dressage saddle to go with this bridle. Perfect time to revamp some patterns. I have set a new standard with this bridle and now the saddle has to live up to that! I've been putting off revising patterns - it is such tedious work, sometimes I just want to MAKE something, not putz around with patterns and redoing pieces over and over again. But alas, I need to just do it and get it over with. In the end, it will be worth it (at least I hope!).

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