Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Tri-State (IA, WI, IL) area
Rebuilding/repairing an old parade breast collar -- any tips??
So I went to a farm auction this past weekend, and got some pretty sweet stuff, but afterwards a man approached me and just outright gave me this breast collar (it had gotten mixed in his box of non-horse stuff, and he didn't want it or any money for it.)!
Well, I've looked it over, and it only has a couple flaws, all of which I'm confident I can fix: missing a strap/d-ring on the right side, missing two of the hanging diamond bits, and that one missing triangle on the left side.
(Also there's a cheek piece for a headstall, above it. Stitching is all rotted though.)
I've cleaned it up since taking the picture, and the leather is all good, stitching is only loose in a couple little spots and around where the missing pieces are. And now I'm set on repairing it!
So my question is: anyone have suggestions on where I can find replacements for the silver pieces? Tandy doesn't have much in the way of silver decor, and I'm not sure of where else to check.
Any ideas or leads would be much appreciated!