I have a lot of extra time in the evenings around the house... so... I was thinking, instead of sitting around watching TV, I could make horse tack. Not saddles and bridles, or bits or something, but a simple crop, or halter, lead rope, lunge line, or perhaps some blanket or even a saddle pad.
I found one book of stuff: http://www.amazon.com/Make-Your-Own-...9345834&sr=8-1
But I probably won't be able to get that book since it's kind of expensive (for my budget), and it would be hard to get it sent to right place.
Has anyone on here made their own tack? What kind of materials would you guys suggest? We have a couple of hardware stores that sell rope and clips and stuff, for lead ropes, halters, etc. But the rest I'm unsure about. Anybody have comments or suggestions?
The things I'd REALLY like to make are as followed:
1. crop or whip (I own one... but it's a long dressage one that's no good for normal riding)
2. lead rope
3. halter (not a rope halter, but a leather or web halter)
4. lunge rope/rein
5. fly hats (or whatever those things are called)
6. crazy things for horses
Once again... has anyone on here made anything? Or is in the process of making something? Or even want to make something? Please share a picture, and post any comments or suggestions you guys might have!