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    06-01-2011, 03:12 PM
  #1
Weanling
Handmade headstalls need opinions (take a look please)

Hello there, I have decided to hand make rope headstalls, both with bits and bitless. I'm going tonight or tomorrow to get the stuff to make them. I will post pictures before I expect people to buy (obviously) but I would like to know who would be interested. I will charge $20 shipped for the bridles that are supposed to have bits and $25 shipped for the bitless (because I will have to buy other hardware for them). You can buy a rope headstall made almost the way I will for 20$ out of the nrsworld.com website, but that doesn't include shipping. I will try to have as many different colors as possible (I will know when I go buy the rope and dye for it). I am planning on having 2 different kinds of headstalls that require bits and possibly 2 different kinds of bitless headstalls. Oh and I may sell matching reins too. I don't know the cost of the reins yet.

Please let me know if 1) you would be interested 2) you think others would 3) am I charging an ok $$

I'm doing it this way because I don't want to go buy the materials and not sell any. I am definitely making some for myself, because I think they are awesome.

Please give your opinions.
     
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    06-01-2011, 03:57 PM
  #2
Weanling
It has 11 view! Opinions are free! Lol Please people!
     
    06-01-2011, 04:06 PM
  #3
Foal
IMO that sounds like a great idea. I would love to see some examples when you have some. The prices sound good for decent hand made stuff like you said. Time and materials cost $. And the price is low enough people would probably be willing to try it out to help someone branch out. You could also make them for yourself and freinds to try out before selling as to be sure they will work properly. :)
If you do get people to buy I would politely as them if you could get a statement for the items on what they thought of it, and if you could use it to post on a website or something for a referral.
     
    06-01-2011, 04:08 PM
  #4
Weanling
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Originally Posted by dustycowgirl81    
IMO that sounds like a great idea. I would love to see some examples when you have some. The prices sound good for decent hand made stuff like you said. Time and materials cost $. And the price is low enough people would probably be willing to try it out to help someone branch out. You could also make them for yourself and freinds to try out before selling as to be sure they will work properly. :)
If you do get people to buy I would politely as them if you could get a statement for the items on what they thought of it, and if you could use it to post on a website or something for a referral.
Thank you!

The reason I thought of all this was to make some for me and a few of my friends at the barn I work at.

Thank you so much! I never thought of the statement thing!
     
    06-01-2011, 05:00 PM
  #5
Foal
Yeah, I've been thinking about trying to come up with ideas like that myself, I got not skill though. Lol. One of these days Ill think of something fun to try out.
     
    06-01-2011, 09:02 PM
  #6
Weanling
Lol, I have a little bit of skill, but not much! Lol
     
    06-01-2011, 10:23 PM
  #7
Weanling
Done!!! With my first design!

http://i1123.photobucket.com/albums/...stallrope3.jpg

http://i1123.photobucket.com/albums/...stallrope2.jpg

http://i1123.photobucket.com/albums/...stallrope1.jpg

http://i1123.photobucket.com/albums/...dstallrope.jpg

I put different shades of leather keepers on the headstall to see what looks better on the blue.

Found different colors of rope.
     
    06-01-2011, 10:29 PM
  #8
Super Moderator
It's pretty but the big knot at the bit ring is a bit herky. And it's important that the bit ring be able to turn loosely , can it?

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    06-01-2011, 10:35 PM
  #9
Weanling
Yes. The knot is not around the bit.
     
    06-02-2011, 01:10 AM
  #10
Weanling
Sissy - Lovely idea! I want the saddle!
     

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