When last we saw this set I was struggling over the orientation of the buckles in the neckpieces. I may say here I went to the trouble of reversing them again. (That makes three x gluing and sewing on, and twice ungluing et al.) I trimmed strap ends even more and decided that bent and squished lace was going to be right whether it showed or not. But the real solution was sticky wax. Finally everything looked like what I'd wanted.
This photo turned out a favorite. He looks so plaintive! The background makes it. It's a little difficult to get both sides of the bit even. (You can't see both sides at once in a photo, a mercy I am thankful for.) The nosepiece may be a smidge short; however it slides up and down well enough.
A Birds Eye view for bridles is not something you normally see.
Now for the traditional shot in front of our huge old Gallery Pear tree. It's quite rare to catch that tree at the moment of just budding out -- when it is pink rather than white. I can't recall any of my famous tack photos that have done so.
It's becoming ever clearer that while I can finish this set, I shan't be able to make another before the end of the month. Alas for my NMTM hopes! (At least I now know how to make them!!) I also feel there is not time to market and sell it properly before May, when I disappear. I was already feeling guilty for abandoning my earlier projects, two saddles and a book! Bear with me...
But you never know what I'm going to fall in love with next. Stay tuned! and Thanks for reading.