Newly finished tack

Here you can view my newly finished tack!                                Last update:12-05-2015

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This was quite a challenging harness. It’s a Victorian Era style harness, as they were used with the Hansom Cab carriage.
The reason why it was more difficult than usual is that it’s very hard to find good pics of the harnesses which were used back in the days with these carts. But in the end I succeeded, and I hope the Amanda will have lots of fun with this piece of art =D
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As you might have heard, I have found a job! This is very good, but it also means less tack time… That doesn’t mean I’ll quit though! I’m still very much committed to making lots of tack and spreading it around the world =D

In the pics below you see my latest work, a brown english all purpose set for Nikki, made to fit Veronka. But it also fits other horses, so I just hád to try it out on several of my resins ^^ Hope you’ll enjoy the pictures!

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Though I prefer to work on traditional horses, classic tack is also within my abilities (and ambitions haha, smaller than that is just crazy small!).
This classic sized pleasure harness is made to fit a fjord cusotm on the Eberl classic haflinger, who will probably go pull pull a sledge with it!! Very exciting indeed. The bells are the perfect size for this horse, measured and downsized to the scale of the haflinger.
I think this harness combined with the very nice custom will make a stunner performance entry. Good luck with it Kim!
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It’s been a little while since I made a western saddle, but I still really enjoy them! This one is a youth saddle (for kids), made to fit on the Just a Dream mold. Tiffany is the owner of this set, and she will show the saddle on one of her amazing customs!
Oh, and the ISH is very pretty in pink too ^^
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This pleasure harness for Rachael will look so good on her cremello stone thoroughbred!  Again I’m using the russet coloured lace here, which seems to be very popular for harnesses. The breastcollar is anatomically shaped, to make sure that the model horse can breath properly, haha.
You might notice the interesting object behind the horse. This is my temporary carriage-impersonator, untill I’ve got something prettier. But at least I can now harness the model properly!
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Ever since I’ve made my first Gaucho set (for Yvonne) I’ve wanted to make myself one. Though, with all the commissions to do, I haven’t taken time to make myself tack for a while now. But when my Picasso came in, he just shouted at me to make him a Gaucho set each time I saw him, haha. So I finally yielded and got to work. And a lot work it is, a gaucho set! Specially with all the pieces of metal decoration, the extra saddle pads and all the other details! Well, at least I didn’t have to make a lot of buckles and strapkeepers haha.
But damn, it looks pretty on my boy!
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Duindigt is a racetrack for horses in the Netherlands, one of the very few tracks here. Marjolein (also Dutch) asked me to make a raceset for her new resin, as if he were racing on Duindigt. So that’s what I did, and here’s the result!
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Guess what… Another Portuguese set! One can never have enough of these sets (says me, while I don’t have any portuguese set in my own collection at the moment)!
This set is for Sarah. I’m very excited to see what she’ll do with it performance-wise, since she’s got the whole Eberl Cobra mare conga, with a stallion! I think the stallion will be the one who’s gonna wear the set, with a whole line of mares next to him. So that is gonna make one super cool entry, yay!
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Very recently, my new resin Geordie LaFjord arrived. Though I’m never lacking for inspiration, this pony was just shouting out hard for a bridle, even harder than all the other horses in my herd! I had this great idea for a vintage bridle for Geordie, like you saw them a few generations ago. With the custom laced browband (often DIY projects), the brown lace and the D-bit. Then, yesterday evening, I couldn’t help myself, just hád to make it!
Later on I’ll make a saddle to go with it (not sure what kind yet).
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It’s always a bit tedious to make a bridle fitting for dressage as well as jumping. Luckily in English riding, the lower level dressage bridles often look the same as jumping bridles, except for the reins, cause original dressage reins are all smooth while jumping reins have knobs on them for easier hold. The jumping reins are accepted in lower level dressage competitions too though, while dressage reins wouldn’t be handy while jumping. So for the midway dressage-jumping bridle, jumping reins would be the best choice.
Here is the midway-bridle I created for Erika.
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It has been álmost finished for a bit, but now this set is finally all done! It’s a black brown portuguese set with extra gold, gold and some more gold details =D
Also, it’s the first portuguese set in which I’ve lined the bridle and breastcollar, and I like the result véry much.
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This Vaulting set is for Claudia from the Netherlands! It was a bit more difficult to make than I thought (especially the handles!) but I really like the end result. This set is made to fit Claudia’s Rose Reiner. And now the most fun thing: Claudia lives in the Netherlands, so I’ll likely see this set back on live shows! I’m very curious to what she’s gonna do with it, yay!
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In these last few weeks, I’ve finished a portugeuse set and a historica  set. Infortunately, the ornaments for my portugeuse set haven’t arrived yet, so pics will come later.?
Though, I do have the pics of the other set! The saddle has been based on a 1920’s Ladies Astride saddle, with a matching bridle and a rope girth with four buckles, which were popular back than.
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While I was making the rust coloured harness, I’ve also made this black one! This harness is a commission for Heli, and it’s made to fit her Victrix.

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Here’s what I’ve been working on since finishing the barrel racing set. This is a pleasure harness (hence all the thin straps) which has been made to fit Victrix and simular sized models. The harness has several glossy details, and is rust coloured. It will look great on dark coloured horses! The harness still misses several parts (the traces for example), this is because the harness is for sale. After I’ve sold it, I’ll make these parts to fit the cart of the new owner perfectly!

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This is the final set for Lynn’s order, a barrel racing saddle set. The saddle is based on a saddle from Brittany Pozzy, who makes amazing saddles for the barrel racing sport!
This set was made to fit Hickory, and to my surprise (and delight!) his sizes are simulair to those of my Brio Sombra, so the set fits him perfectly too!

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Wooh, another portuguese set! This one is for Kellye. It has a bridle based on those from the German Working Equitation Team, combined with a pretty simple breastcollar and crupper. The set is made to fit Alborozo, Wyatt and Deseoso. That means that it includes two bridles and two cruppers to make it fit on the bigger one (Deseoso).

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I’ve also had some fun with creating some working equitation-situations!

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I think everyone is familiair with “thát person”. So far, I’ve always had fun customers to make tack for, everyone is great to work with =D
Still, I do have thát customer. But in a good way! Lynn always thinks of these amazing tack sets for me to make her! Like the pony express set I’ve finished a couple of weeks ago, and the extensively decorated western set I’ll make very soon. But I think that the set I’ve just finished is the most special set I’ve ever done! I call it: The winged set. Very original, I know 😉

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While I am working on Kellye’s portuguese set, my new stone Thoroughbred arrived. And I couldn’t help myself, I just hád to make him some tack!! And now, a couple of days later, he’s all dressed up, yay!

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A showmanship bridle for a draft horse.

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And here’s another historic set! Well, it is a set, but the bridle is already with the owner, so it’s actually only a saddle, haha. This saddle is one from the Pony Express, and the real thing was used to deliver post in as short a time as possible.

It’s quite fun to tell how they did this. Back in the days horses were the fastest mode of transport, and the Pony Express specialised in delivering mail as quick as possible. One of their ways to be able to go so fast, was the way they changed horses. When a horse was tired, they would change it for a fresh one at a station. The fresh horse would be ready and waiting (saddled and all), and the rider just had to lift the mochilla (cover) from the saddle of the tired horse, put it over the saddle of the fresh horse and then he could ride on! This super efficient way to change horses meant that they only lost 2 minutes time when getting a fresh horse!

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This was the last week of my “holiday”, now I’m gonna concentrate on getting a job again. That means that I’ll be slightly less productive, but I’m still making tack!
Past week, I’ve started and finished a jousting set for Emily. It’s a set for a medieval war horse. The particulair “type” of horse would be a Palfrey (riding horse) which can be used for warfare, jousting and hunting. A bit of an all rounder, when it comes to riding.The shield on the back of the saddle is (part of) Emily’s personal shield, with a seahorse on it.
The set was made to fit the breyer Andalusian Stallion (Templado).

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So, this seems to be the last portuguese set I’ll do in a while. Well, that is to say, there are at least 2 other tacksets before the next one, lol.
This set is a donation set for Utterly Horses Hullabaloo (took me a long while to get that last word right, lol) in England. I was supposed to go there too, but due to some unexpected circumstances, I won’t be able to attend the show this year. Maybe next year though!
Anyway, this set is different from most of my other portuguese sets in two things:  The seat is made from leather instead of velvet, and the bridle is simple instead of very decorated.
Personally, I like it as much as the other ones, and making the leather seat was a nice change from the stitching my way through the velvet ones!!

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This portuguese set is for one of my best model-horse-friends, Gea. The set is made to fit the Vega resin.
I’ve used gold-coloured stitches in the seat this time, and I’m very excited about the result! It really makes the set sparkle, literally.

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Another pony bridle! This one is for myself to keep, made to fit Eclipse.

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This bridle is a donation for “Treaty City Live”, a live show in Ohio. It’s a colourfull bridle, made to fit traditional ponies like Newsworthy, or classic horses. Reins like these are very real, they are used for kids so that then can see if they’ve got their hands on the same places on both reins.

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Lol, I’m on the roll with portuguese sets! And guess what? There are three more coming! Lol.

This one is made to fit Alborozo.

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I just couldn’t resist… I hád to try Tiffany’s portuguese set on my Max!

So please enjoy the pics:

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This Portuguese set is made for Tiffany her Alborozo! And with this set, her order is finally finished! Now I can sit back and look forward to the beautifull cm that she’s gonna make me, whoohoo!

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In the Netherlands, we don’t have model horse shows often. Two a year can be considered as plenty!
On the 10th of May, we’ll have a live show this year. And I really wanted a new tackpiece to show then! And since I’ve been longing to make this Gypsy Stallion Roller for a while now, I decided that was gonna be the tack set I’d make myself.This is the result =D

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I’ve made this pleasure driving harness for Tiffany. She has a custom on the Make A Wish mold, so I’ve made the harness to fit that mold. To my delight, it also fits on my Sumara resin! Untill now, I’ve never had her in tack because she’s pretty small, compared to other traditionals. But this fitted, and now that I’ve seen her in tack, I like her twice as much!

Anyway: A light tan pleasure harness, with golden hardware.

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Another rodeo set! The noseband is the same one as was on my other rodeo set, but the rest of the set is new.

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This marathon harness is based on the harness of one of the horses that I ride often. The harness is made to fit Totilas (who also looks sortof like that horse). The shepherd that’s accompanying the horse on one of the pics is Gentle James, made by Fia Sjörgen.

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I’ve got a great trade going on with Tiffany, she is making me an awesome custom, and I’m making her several tack sets!

This is the first of the 3 sets. It’s a skijoring set, but it can actually be used for pulling all kinds of things with a horse. I’ve seen a set just like this used in real (in a show) and there they used it to drag a man behind the horse through the sand, and to be pulled along on a skateboard and on ski’s.

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Sometimes people ask me if I want to donate anything for a live show. When I’ve got time for it, I often agree to make something! In the last couple of months, I’ve been asked for a donation twice: One for the  “4H model horse show” and one for the “Show for the cure live”. For the former, I’ve made a western show halter as donation, and for the latter, I’ve made a bridle & breastcollar in the pink-ribbon style, because the money that’s earned with this show will be donated for cancer research!

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Tonight, I’ve finished Lisa’s blue toned western set! It’s made to fit a custom Idocus. The set includes an extra showhalter and kid-stirrups, so that it can also be used for leadline-classes. In this saddle, I’ve used a (for me) new tree, which is slightly smaller and shaped differently than the trees I used earlier. I believe this one is more pleasure-type-shaped. Anyway, I like this tree much better, especially since it fits on more models because it’s smaller!

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And here it is, Mindy’s dressage set, with the very pretty browband ^^ I made it a tad bigger than Mindy’s jumping set, because most dressage resins (and breyers, like Idocus, Salinero and such) are bigger than the avarage traditional (which is, IMO, the ish).

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Hi guys! I’m working on two english sets for Mindy: a dressage set and a jumping set. I’ve half-finished the dressage set (just need to make a saddle now, the bridle is done) and I’ve just finished the jumping set!
Both sets are meant to be extra-adjustable, so that they can fit on both bigger and smaller traditionals. I’ve just tried out the jumping set on my models, and it fits a range of models from slightly smaller than the ish to as big as Hazel! I’ve also added a girth-elongator to the set, just in case 🙂

Okay, enough said. Here are the pics!

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I’ve finished the gaucho set! It was a pretty scary order (I’ve never made anything that even comes close to a gaucho set) but I’m glad I did it, cause it turned out awesome!

I’ve added a LOT of pics, I hope you guys will enjoy them.

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Here’s what I made tonight. It’s a “portrait halter” of the real halter from Veronika’s horse.
This is the first time I made holes for the buckles in a ribbon halter, and I even recreated the logo of the brand!
I also painted the white edges on the ribbon, since I didn’t have a ribbon that matched the real colour of the halter.

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I’ve been planning to make this for a while, a long lining set! The ultimate goal is to use it as a tandem riding set, together with a white dressage set on a black horse, but I’m not yet sure if the Irish dressage set that I’ve got at the moment is good for the purpose. I think a white/red set would look better. And that would give me a nice excuse to make a swedisch dressage set, next to my irish dressage set =D

Anyway, here is the longlining set, which can be used for tandem riding as well!

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A spanish showmanship halter! Also for Veronika 🙂

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I’ve finished this set a while ago, but today, the horse for which I’ve made it arrived: Bueno!! And he really honours his name, because he is beautifull =D
I’ve made a few changes to the set:
1: It has a new pad (made by Carry Sloan, though I’ve added the wearleathers myself).
2: There’s a new bit.
3: The bridle has new, superfancy buckles.

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This set is a heavy harness for a draft horse, made for the Babette from Jane Schneider. Her model will pull an english dumping cart, so I’ve got adjusted the harness so that it can be used to pull a plow as well as a cart.

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These two halters are for Jane S. They are bronco halters, made to fit Brio Sombra.

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This is a set that I’ve been eager to make for quite a while now. It’s a british dressage set, made to fit Totilas.

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Sometimes, I just need a break from complete tacksets. And at those times, I love to make myself a couple of pretty bridles! A couple of weeks ago I needed just that, but I forgot to post it on my site. So see here the result!

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This set has been waiting for it’s final adjustments for quite some time, but now it’s finished!

It’s an endurance set, made to fit the resin Forte. I do not own a model which has the same sizes as Forte, so please don’t look to closely at how the tack fits on the model of the picture (which is a Valentine, painted by Deb Brown).

Anywayyyy, it’s an endurance set with a lot of nice extra things like the water bottle, a bell and even a little sponge! And I’ve made it as an order for Lauriellen.

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