I wanted to try a bitless bridle so I added some rings and a strap to a regular nylon halter. I thought to my self if it works then i'll buy a real one. Now I like mine better and it only cost 4 bucks or so to make. Also wanted a fleece saddle cover for my saddle for winter riding to stay warmer. Didn't want to spend the money I know I'm cheap, so as a trapper I used a tanned raccoon hide and made one. I have really liked that plus its stylish too, everybody loves the tail hanging off the back. And the fur stays really warm.