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My Breyer eventing tack. *PICS*!!!

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  • My Breyer eventing tack. *PICS*!!!

    I want to thank you all for the ideas that you gave me for this eventing set. If it were mine I would have done more of what you guys said, but my customer wants LOTS of detail. even if to me it looks busy. So...here is a picture of the set. I do not have the boots, half pad, or flair nose strip on my horse. i will put them on my customers horse. I forgot to put the over girth on too.

    Let me know what you think! I think it makes my other saddles look bad.



  • #2
    I didn't know Cigar evented!

    looks great
    A man must love a thing very much if he not only practices it without any hope of fame or money, but even practices it without any hope of doing it well.--G. K. Chesterton


    • #3
      Nice work.

      (Yes, Cigar makes an outstanding event horse. Also a great roping horse and barrel horse!)

      Tobias, I'd suggest trimming some of the straps. The stirrup leather bight is longer than it needs to be, and ditto with the bight on the breastplate straps and the bridle, especially the loose end on the figure-8 noseband. I would suggest also that some judges aren't familiar with that style of breastplate, and that it be shown with a supporting photograph.

      Make sure that the bottom of the figure-8 noseband is clearly BELOW the bit mouthpiece. As you have it here, that could be a DQ mistake. Use sticky wax if need be.

      The saddle is especially elegant, and the reins came out nicely. Lovely raised detail on the browband, too.
      If you are allergic to a thing, it is best not to put that thing in your mouth, particularly if the thing is cats. - Lemony Snicket


      • Original Poster

        Thanks Guys, all the straps will be trimmed to fit the horse it was made for. Cigar is a bit small so I make everything big. He is a great eventer. He looks better than Strapless .
        What do you mean about the bottom of the figure-8? I do have it right? It looks off a bit because it is just a wire stuck through his mouth. I will make sure that everything is positioned right. My customer is used to WP showing. She is very knowledgeable and wants to win so she will do what ever it takes!

        Thanks again!


        • #5
          Looks fantastic!

          The leatherwork detail is amazing... it really does look like the real thing!

          My only little comment would be to raise the bit ring a little higher, it should be more level with (approximately) the fuzzy disc of the fig-8 noseband.

          Tie a knot at the buckle end of the reins and you're perfect!

          Also, when you put the overgirth on, make sure it lies beneath the (excess) stirrup leather. The stirrups should hang free, unrestricted so that if one's foot were to get caught, the whole thing can come off the stirrup bar. (Not held on by the overgirth!). Also, it appears as if the overgirth may not need to go through the loops of the breastplate, if the bp is up close/beneath the saddle flap. Great work!!
          “A clever person solves a problem. A wise person avoids it.”
          ? Albert Einstein



          • #6
            Where is that jaw-dropping smiley... Wow!
            Leap, and the net will appear


            • #7
              You are AMAZING!

              I have always loved tiny, detailed things like really good doll furniture, and this is just beautiful.

              I'm all warm and fuzzy now,


              • #8
                That is SO cool!! Did you teach yourself how to make them? I would love to learn!!


                • #9
                  I should take up model building or something. I need a hobby.
                  Thus do we growl that our big toes have, at this moment, been thrown up from below!


                  • #10
                    That set is very nice! I love all the little details.


                    • #11
                      looks fantastic, the detail is amazing


                      • #12
                        That is amazing! Nice work.


                        • #13
                          looks awesome, you should pitch that idea to breyer or start selling them!


                          • #14


                            • Original Poster

                              Thanks Guys!

                              I did teach myself to do it. I never liked the Breyer saddles, I had to make them more detailed. so i did.

                              I do sell them, that is what supports my horse.
                              This set was customized for a customer. They pay big money to show them. Works for me.

                              I really appreciate all your comments, and tips. I do not know much about eventing, as I do hunter jumpers. So all of your help has been great! THANK YOU!!!!


                              • #16
                                WOW. Thats amazing. I think it makes my brain hurt thinking of how to make them!


                                • #17
                                  Love love love the HS stirrups!!


                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by Tobias View Post
                                    What do you mean about the bottom of the figure-8? I do have it right? It looks off a bit because it is just a wire stuck through his mouth.
                                    What I mean is that the bottom loop of the figure-8 should go below the bit, so that for example if the bit were not attached to the headstall, the noseband would still hold it in the mouth. (I don't mean that's its function, or that you would ever do that, just trying to be very clear with my words.) As it is positioned now, from the angle of the photograph, it is not clear whether the noseband is going above or below the bit 'mouthpiece'. If you do have it correct, it might help to raise the bit slightly and/or to make sure that the noseband shows a definite bend/change of angle where it goes across the bit mouthpiece.
                                    If you are allergic to a thing, it is best not to put that thing in your mouth, particularly if the thing is cats. - Lemony Snicket


                                    • #19
                                      stunning work.
                                      looks fabulous....wondering if he couldn't use some galloping boots to protect his fancy legs whilst jumping!


                                      • Original Poster

                                        Ok I see, Yes I do have the bottom strap of the figure-8 below the bit mouth piece. I do need to raise it up, but thats where the holes for the mouth piece are and its not very easy to make new ones. I will make sure that it is placed right on the horse it is going on. Thanks! It help to have you guys, you see more than I do!

                                        He has boots but they have to be fastened with sticky wax, so I did not want to put them on my horse I will wait til they can go on the other horse.

                                        He has a Flair nose strip too! I should have put it on.