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    06-08-2009, 03:22 AM
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Yearling
New bridle - old style

As my darling mare stood on something , punctured and lacerated the bulb of her heel , I found myself with some spare time , so I made her a new bridle instead of riding her ( spoilt mare ) .

Decided on making something different ( her existing bridle is a normal raised flash bridle ( with a real gold chain on her browband - spoilt mare )) . So I got one of my saddlery books out and decided on a riding bridle from the turn of the century (1900 ish ) .

It is rather clean in its lines as it has no seperate strap for the cavesson , rather like a modern in hand bridle . I haven't decided on the reins yet ( plaited , laced or suregrip ) so they are missing.

Thought I would post some pics to see what you all think

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    06-08-2009, 09:09 AM
  #2
Weanling
Wonderful work! I really like the lines of it.
     
    06-08-2009, 09:32 AM
  #3
Showing
I always enjoy the older designs whether it be English or Western. BTW, I notice you are using a collar instead of a halter. How do you like it?
     
    06-08-2009, 10:05 AM
  #4
Yearling
Glad you like my work.
As for the collar thing - halters are almost alien to us over here . The natural horsemanship people use halters but in the UK headcollars are the norm.
     
    06-08-2009, 10:06 AM
  #5
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Originally Posted by iridehorses    
I always enjoy the older designs whether it be English or Western. BTW, I notice you are using a collar instead of a halter. How do you like it?

Iride - I think that is the horse's halter around her neck. She just unbuckled the crown and then rebuckled around the neck :)
     
    06-08-2009, 10:06 AM
  #6
Started
Just kidding... I stand corrected :p
     
    06-08-2009, 11:21 AM
  #7
Weanling
I am totally confused. What is the difference between a halter and a headcollar? I've Googled it and they look the same to me?

ETA: Does the headcollar have an adjustable noseband along the top?

I use a halter like this on Java, it's adjustable, but still a halter?
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    06-08-2009, 11:37 AM
  #8
Green Broke
Very nice! I like the flat browband and noseband. That's the same style as an in-hand bridle. I've always liked them. I recently bought an OLD western bridle that was made in the same style.

Here's one I really liked. I snagged it off an Argentine TB racing web site:


Here's the one I just bought:


Some in-hand show bridles of similar design:
Frogpool Manor Saddlery - Jeffries In Hand Bridles
     
    06-08-2009, 11:39 AM
  #9
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by Nutty Saddler    
Glad you like my work.
As for the collar thing - halters are almost alien to us over here . The natural horsemanship people use halters but in the UK headcollars are the norm.
What you have around your horse's neck IS a Halter here in the USA. Anything that's not ridden in and goes on the horse's head is pretty much a halter, lol. Do you mean like an NH rope halter?
     
    06-08-2009, 11:48 AM
  #10
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Sixx: as far as I know, halters and headcollars are the same thing

I thought they were taking about these when they referred to collars: Neck Collar Black - Statelinetack.com
     

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