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Vidaloco 12-15-2008 10:00 AM

Bells on her toes
Zab started a post about chains on the ankles and someone mentioned rhythm beads and bells. I thought bells on the feet would be so pretty and sound lovely. Has anyone done this before? I would like to know how you did it. I was thinking something elastic or with a snap/velcro could me made and bells attached. Any ideas?

Zab 12-15-2008 10:47 AM

I'm gonna watch this :P

On youtube you can find vids of ''dancing horses'' with bells on their feet. It doesn't look too nice.. but they have bells >__>;

I dont like the idea of bells, I would go insane of having them xD But sleigh bells are pretty tho.. so :P

Try and see? Why not a leather strap with a normal buckle and the bells on it? :P

walkinthewalk 12-15-2008 10:47 AM

Probably the easiest things to use would be long, skinny pieces of latigo string that you can buy in a bundle.

They would be easy to knot after each bell or bead placement, but tying them around the ankle and keeping them there might be difficult:?

Vidaloco 12-15-2008 10:54 AM

I was thinking maybe one small bell on each front foot. Only for when we are riding not for all the time. Maybe its the old fashioned romantic in me or maybe just the Christmas season. I like the idea :wink:

Zab 12-16-2008 07:43 AM

There is very small uhm.. that you could use :P just like an inch or less long.

Or tie the end of the string to a loop, and have a big button on the other end, would probably fit better :P
Vhy not a red ribbon with a bell? The bell could be the ''button'' in the loop.. then it would look all smooth and nice! :P

Zab 12-16-2008 08:11 AM

I made a sloppy picture..:P

Dumas'_Grrrl 12-16-2008 09:12 AM

I love that sloppy picture!!! It's amazing that you just "whipped" that up! You are very talented Zab!

Anyways, I was going to suggest something that would break away easily. Maureen, if I'm not mistaken, you ride mostly trails or at least outside of an arena. My only concern would be that the straps could get caught in brush or a fat weed stump and trip Vida. I don't think it would really hurt her but weirder things have happened. I'd try it with some cheap ribbon and couple small pieces of velcro. JMO. :D

Vidaloco 12-16-2008 10:00 AM

Oh geesh I never thought of that :shock: Well scratch that idea. I love your quick sketch Zab, I will try to make something like that and save it for parade and non-rough trails. I may try to go with a Velcro break away piece too.

Zab 12-16-2008 10:12 AM

Or just easily breakable string :P
Anyway, good luck :)

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