December 20, 2013

December 17, 2013

Dog harness for size S

Conker leather and solid brass for this small and valuable harness.

5/8" dee and 1/2" buckle, rolled part (the shoulders one) is made with a thinned 5/8" strap  and filled with a fine but strong braided rope.
The hue difference between the flat parts and the rolled one is because "rolled is rolled": same leather, but rolled is stretched during the sewing process as well when passed through the rein rounder.

December 16, 2013

A Lined Leather Belt

Made in conker leather with dark havana lining, 1" 1/2 stainless steel buckle, 5 adjustment holes. It took 9 metres of lining thread, carefully hadstitched... and I'm quite proud of the result!

December 13, 2013

A large set...

Two simple collars, a lined collar and their matching leash, everything made in conker leather and solid brass.

I made these for a small doggie, starting from 1/2" (or 12 mm)  leather straps.

Soon I'll add a dog harness too to this set, obviously made with same leather & brass fittings.

December 10, 2013

Padded collar with matching leash

Another set compose by size M padded collar and 1 metre leash. Hazel leather with caramel padding and stainless steel fittings for both the items.

A Rounded Leather Set

Collar and leash both made in rounded hazel leather with solid brass fittings. Size M for collar while leash is 1 metre long.

November 4, 2013

Extra short quick change reins

A custom request from the USA: quick change reins with center buckle, extra short (half the length of common reins).

Black leather, stainless steel buckle and dee.

Here's a detail of the quick change ends:

Laced reins

I finally (after 3 weeks...) ended these nice laced reins, made in black leather with stainless steel buckles. 

Standard cob/full length, 5/8" wide.

October 14, 2013

Two bosals

Two rope bosals made in black-brown combination, with stainless steel rings, size cob.

September 23, 2013

Back to work!

I'm finally back to work after the summer pause. In the meantime I've reorganized both home and workshop, now more bright and spacious.

Anyway, this is a new Gogue-Margot made for Rita: black leather, stainless steel and nickel plated brass hardware, new poly rope.

July 10, 2013

Dark havana bridle with Flash noseband

My latest work and last one for this summer, a Hunter-size (or XL Full) bridle with raised browband and noseband, Flash-type noseband. Here it's displayed on my horse, a reason more to be proud of it!

It shows some features I've never used on bridles...
...starting from browband, raised and showing a green accent but not padded as I used to do when a color accent was needed.
Crownpiece is different, too. Apart being padded with dark havana leather, I've punched two holes for allowing the noseband strap to pass on the outside, not directly on the poll.

Actually browbands for this bridle are two: one with green accent and one with blue accent. Here's a detail of the Flash noseband and bit billets.

Loop reins with Equus rubber grips

Dark havana leather reins with loops at the bit ends and Equus rubber grips. Hunter size.

Braided Browbands

Black leather, navy on the outside and baby blue on the inside.

July 1, 2013

Bitless Bridle - size Cob

New bitless bridle, dark havana leather and black paddings, size Cob.

Side view:
 Some details:

Special thanks to Ada & Orissa :)

Dark Havana Reins with Rubber Grips

A nice pair of reins with Equus rubber grips and buckle billets. Dark havana leather and stainless steel.

Leather Lead Rein - Dark Havana

As title says: 2 m long (something more) leather lead rein, made in dark havana and 3/4" wide. Stainless steel chain and snap.

June 14, 2013

A classic...

Play it again, Sam.

[hazel leather, low profile caramel padding, solid brass oval buckle and dee, size M]

June 7, 2013

Rope reins, with waterloops

As title says: black rope (the same I use for bosals) and conker leather, stainless steel hardware.

These reins are 3 meters long.

June 3, 2013

Lined collar, size M

This collar's lil brother.

Conker leather outside, dark havana inside. It measures approx. 16" at middle hole (40 cm), on a 3/4" wide strap. Stainless steel hardware, as usual.

May 28, 2013

Girth strap with green accents

It completes the set composed by this bridle and this collar breastplate.

It's the first girth strap I make and it's a long time I wait to attempt. The principle is the same I've used on the breastplate: the green skin is too thin for whole padding (and I feared in an odd result, too), so I kept it only for the color accents, much more protected from wear.

Detail of the 1" stainless steel buckles stitched on 1" 1/4 elastic band.

Here's a detail of its back, too.

Making this had been fun and very instructive: I started from the main body, made out from panel hide and neoprene. During the cutting session I had to consider how produce a nice and effective cutout shape.

Then I applied the padding, my usual neoprene foam sheet, keeping borders free from that so I could stitch them together in a nice way.

After preparing the 4 buckles coupled with elastic band, I made the green details and glued them together with the center stap and assembled all the parts using green thread, as on other items from this set. Once finished, I stitched the two pentagonal "tops" and, voilĂ ! My first girth strap is done!

May 21, 2013

Dressage reins

A new pair of dressage reins for a lady from Fargo, North Dakota. Extra long ones (64"), made in black plain leather, with buckle billets:

May 15, 2013

Another rope bosal

A new bosal, made with black rope and brown lacing. Cob sized, stainless steel rings.

May 3, 2013

Breastplate with green accent

A new breastplate!

Dark havana leather and green leather for accents, strong elastic inserts at both ends, stainless steel fittings.

It will match this bridle I made a few months ago.