I found a picture of a really neat charro bridle a couple days ago, and decided to try to make one.
I was able to find more photos of the charro bridle, which I'm very thankful for. It's a lot more complex than I would have thought at a quick glance.
Last night I started working on it, it doesn't look like much, but it took a while to braid.
Surprisingly those pieces of string should assemble together into a browband, crownpiece, and mecate. The only missing parts are the cheekpiece and the bosal, which will have to come later, because I have no sinew and the cheekpiece is attached to the bosal.
I'm really excited about this bridle, next I need to start thinking about a good accent color for the knots. Any ideas?
I've been in the model horse hobby actively for about four years. My main interests are customizing, tackmaking, and showing, although I do like to venture into the different aspects of the hobby also. Aside from model horses I ride real horses, and also dabble in leather crafting. Hope you enjoy my blog!