It will be up for auction at BreyerFest.
Here it is on my Travis 'Pantanal':
The braided connectors on this bridle, between rein and bit, are the main new feature of this bridle. When I did research on the full size connectors, I got a shock. Instead of the shape I had always made them in, a sqaushed-circle rather like a snaphook:
|image from nrsworld.com|
|image from traditionalrawhidebraiders.com|
This bridle has my first-ever figure-8 rawhide braided rein connectors.
Closed up tight, they don't look like much! Here's a view with the connector loosened up and detached. You can see how the end knot passes through the two sides of the loop.
This picture is a bit unusual in that it was taken very dark. Hooray for PhotoShop which lightened it up -- and thus we have about the only picture in here that isn't overexposed!! As a result you can see the braiding on the buttons a little better.
I am thinking of possibly making a new Bit for this bridle. The bits are removable via the Button-and-Loop fastenings at the ends of the cheekstraps. The curb, at least in theory! is removable too. Guess I'll deal with that when I get there...
See you there!