Friday, October 12, 2018
The Roby Canyon Hackamore (finished)
Starting the Roby Canyon Hackamore talks about the original sighting and the descriptive paragraph I've been following in making this piece. The post also details making the first bosal, which we wound up not using (it was too small).
Mecate confessions only tangentially mentions the Roby (I was being distracted from it), but is a good reference for how the TSII makes these horsehair ropes.
Spinning Fate: designing mecates covers designing the Roby mecate. It was my first grey one.
Roby Canyon Hackamore Progress shows the headgear well - the 2 bosals are here. All is done except the hobbles.
Three Mecates Again. The second of the 3 is the Roby's. The "again" refers to the Three Mecate Artists post I published in 2014.
The Roby Hackamore is for large Trads, of which Kaalee is one. On her the mecate is not so long. This photo has been somewhat shopped; originally she was badly tilted forward.
The original hobbles, as I remember them, had rawhide connector hangers with banded buttons, the interweaves being dark brown. For this model version, I went a bit further, adding in the rust and offwhite colors to match the bosal. Likewise, the original Roby hobble center ring was not two-colored (it was all dark brown). But what the heck! This is the TSII...
Here the hobbles are on Snowman/Perquiman. It's not my fault he looks toed-in :( nor did I intentionally hide his off hind leg. Correct positioning of working hobbles is comfortably above the fetlock.
Close ups: Hobbles:
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