I’m a little later than normal posting this [sorry for that] purely because I got in, called home and then crashed on the bed. Exhausted!
It’s not even a physical exhaustion either as I’ve not done much walking like I had planned [will do better tomorrow] but instead it’s a mental exhaustion having to take it all in, having to make notes, having to plan what to do next. Its a tough workout on the old brain of mine.
So, where am I in the process of making my snaffle bridle I hear you ask…well…
…on day 3 I almost, almost completed it. I finished stitching the ‘London chape’ (this is the noseband buckle platform), the browband, the throatlash and noseband cheek strap buckle and then finally the cheek straps onto the noseband.
For those of you who think it’s easy to cut a bit of leather and stitch it together to make a bridle is so far from the truth. Today I feel pretty much how a pin cushion must feel. I’ve pricked a further three finger tips today and so resemble Michael Jackson on his Bad tour with my plasters.
So all I have left to do tomorrow now is put the buckle and billet holes in and then put it together. I am very happy with it and impressed its taken me just over 3 days to complete.
Tomorrow will be another day; until then, Goodnight. Clair x