Monday, May 12, 2008

Habit Forming: Revisited

Many who have followed this meandering and occasionally sporadic blog might remember that I was having a 15th century broad belt made for my historical riding attire. The belt portion of lovely tablet woven silk has been done for quite some time and has been eagerly awaiting completion.

Well it seems like that day is drawing nearer. I've received some updated pictures of the belt buckle. Below is just a taste. I don't want to spoil the end result as the buckle has not been gilt yet.

The image that follows is the strap end. The buckle is silver and hand crafted, not cast.

Bit-less Bridle Round 2

I received my replacement bitless bridle Thursday but due to weather, didn't have an opportunity to use it until Sunday. It worked great! Phantom's head carriage was natural and relaxed. She figured it out very quickly, and was more responsive. Halts were instant rather than 3 or 4 steps. I got to concentrate more on leg and seat than having to worry about the battle of the bit.

It was a great ride and I'm very pleased.