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    10-12-2011, 05:38 PM
Making Martingales & Other Tack

In this case specifically, a German martingale. The rings and rope don't confuse me at all, but I was wondering if anyone had any ideas on length? Also would it be safe to use rings instead of snaps and in conjunction use rein stops instead of reins with extra D rings? I'd like to be able to hand make a lot of my training equipment but want to make sure it's safe to do so!

If anyone has suggestions for how to make other tack at home from simple supplies feel free to post those as well.
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    10-13-2011, 01:23 AM
I'm no expert on making anything of decent quality But I have rigged quite a few germans for nothing but the cost of hay.

What I did was I lent my really good german martingale out to a friend, ended up needing it, so I rigged up some leather and bailing twine. The redneck fix as my trainer has been calling it.

I took two trands of twine, tied them together around the ring on my cinch (A makeshift clip; just a little knot I could undo later) and then used a little band to hold the together about mid chast before the two individual piece of twine seperated to thread through the cheek pieces. From then, I just threaded it and tied each end to my reins herever I needed them.

I will tell you it's nothing pretty but it works. Also probably not what you are looking to make, but if you ever need a quick german martingale then that's what I would suggest.
    10-13-2011, 04:10 PM
Sorrel, a good suggestion nonetheless! :) Thanks for the reply.

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