I recently had a mad dash to get a new Hunter set out to Stacey for her show very soon and I'm now crossing everything that it all makes it in time for her. I did get a piccy of her new saddle but dunder head here forgot completely to take pics of her new bridle etc *slaps wrists*. I have also made a new bridle with lovely cast silver buckles which I simply LOVE as they are so kind to leather, grrr I wish I had got more piccies!
I have given the saddle some of my new stirrup inserts as I hated painting treads! (Can you tell I have gone moulding mad??? LOL!). I did try some rubber ones but they kept popping out and could easily be lost so I have made some black plastic ones that can be removed if needed, they worked out great and like the stirrups I have cast they also won't chip!
If you have been reading my blog recently you might have read about me getting my hands on a Romke resin? Well, I spend AGES sanding this guy down as I didn't like his finish, I guess he is an older resin and it was to be expected. Anyway, I wanted him as a harness horse as I thought harness would really suit him.
I was right or was I right!!!!.......
I made him a lovely black leather show harness with full cast buckles, this is an expensive option as the buckles aren't cheap but I thought it was well worth it in the long run plus they add to the finish.