Sunday, December 12, 2010

Last tack of 2010

Body bells for Salinero. He looks snazzy in red and silver, doesn't he?

Closeup of the buckle. The customer wanted a snug fit for the bells since she will be showing without a vehicle (no shafts to wrap around), but just in case she gets one, they can be adjusted outward.

And a foal halter for the same customer. Since I don't own the mold I had to make this on measurements only, hopefully that will be remedied soon.

I don't know if I will update this before the move, but if I don't, I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday! :)

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

A couple more photos!

The set looked so good on Rachel Alexandra I had to get a couple of photos.

A big thank you to the set's new owner! I hope you enjoy it!

Monday, December 6, 2010

All done!

And somehow Ayala the Stone Palouse manages to get yet another tack set fitted to her! Oh, well. Her classic champagne tobiano color goes well with a lot of tack, and old Amazon was getting tired of all that fitting, anyway. ;p

Anyway. On to the tack.

The saddle is still adjustable down to Roxy and Lady Phase, but the headgear is not. The entire set does fits Ruffian/Rachel Alexandra (pictures to come soon).

I'm especially pleased with the latigo cinch. It's a challenge, sure, but I like the look better than just putting a billet there. I like a challenge.

Wow, I got that fender to swing pretty far back.

Now I might like a challenge, but potential new owners may not, so the right side buckles with plain old billets to spare any new owner's sanity. :p

The tiedown has a sliding keeper to tighten or loosen the noseband as needed.

The heart browband conchos are paper brads. I think they go nicely with the heart motif Rio Rondo bit. Bleed knots decorate the cheek straps. The reins are braided from the same pearl thread as the cinch and breastcollar. The rein buckle attachments have a little wire hook for easy removal. I like making those tiny little hooks, believe it or not...

Some more outside shots:

The saddle blanket is the same sand colored suede as the seat. And there's the white fleece pad under that.

A study of the saddle strings. I see a spot that needs a little touching up...

And Christian and Ayala are off to round up some cows! Or the cat, whichever they encounter first.

This set is for sale on MH$P at $300 ppd to the US, $310 international, to help fund our move to Vermont (Region 10! Whee!). I can accept Paypal only, I would do a partial trade of $275 plus Breyer's new Valentine and Heartbreaker set #1474 (matte or glossy, mint condition).

ETA 12/08/10 set is SOLD! :D

That's all for now!