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        05-21-2012, 04:32 PM
    Mellow's new tack!

    He looks so much better, though you can't tell under the tack and I didn't think to take a picture before putting it on. It was going to rain later and I wanted to make sure everything fit.

    I eyeballed the girth size at the store because I forgot to measure him, but it fit like a glove.

    Here's his new bridle. Ignore the nasty halter underneath-- I didn't want him walking away while I was adjusting everything. Please tell me if it's on wrong!!

    I need a new bit, sine this one (a simple snaffle) did nothing for him.

    How does he look to you guys? His feet need trimmed something fierce :P
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        05-21-2012, 06:40 PM
    Green Broke
    The girth looks too big,IMHO.
    The bridle looks reaaally awesome on him!
        05-21-2012, 06:41 PM
    Hes looking better, will look better when you are working with him and him gaining muscle. The only thing I have to say is that bit is on him too loose. There should be one wrinkle in the corner of his mouth when it is on properly - you may not need another bit as you said "this one did nothing for him" because it wasnt on propperly. Other than that good work, he's looksing alot better already, shining and looks interested in his eyes :)
        05-21-2012, 07:30 PM
    The cavesson on the bridle could go up a few holes, I think.
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        05-21-2012, 08:17 PM
    Yeah, someone mentioned that the bridle is too big, but I'll have to sell it back before I can buy a cob size :P
        05-21-2012, 10:56 PM
    Green Broke
    He's gorgeous!!
        05-21-2012, 11:06 PM
    He's such a sweetie :) Very handsome!

    Agree with equiniphile, the bridle is too big as the cavesson needs to go up about 3-4 holes.

    Also I would be interested in seeing the billets and how they attach to the girth..

    But hey, not bad. You should have seen when I got Sky his first new girth.. toooo small, tooo big, and then it was just right :P
        05-22-2012, 08:02 AM
    The girth is on the third hole up on the billets, on either side, and won't go up any further. Although, in this picture, I don't think I had tightened it up all the way. The saddle didn't slide at all once I had it tightened properly and got on. Though I do need to let the stirrups down for me a touch... speaking of, can anyone tell me how to tie them up so they don't dangle?
        05-22-2012, 08:11 AM
    Originally Posted by musicalmarie1    
    can anyone tell me how to tie them up so they don't dangle?
    I will try to explain...

    Grasp stirrup and slide to the top of the metal bar.

    Tuck strap (that you slid stirrup up) through the stirrup.

    Now to tie for lunging do then above, then
    Pull strap to the right, tuck that strap behind the stirrup so it's sticking out from the left, tuck that strap through hole you just created.

    Then take the slack of the stirrup leather (the one you tuck through the keeper) out of its keeper. Tuck that through the two leathers (you know how the stirrup leather is folded in half, pry those two apart and run the slack through there, and back through the keeper.

    I just did that from memory so if you're confused I can't exactly go and take pictures for you :P
        05-22-2012, 08:35 AM
    I think the color of the tack matches very nicely. But does look a bit big in places.

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