Training Week #2


…it’s my first day back at the Saddlery Training Centre today (25th July) and I have picked straight up where I left off in May.

If you remember I had completed the headcollar earlier than anticipated so I was allowed to go on and cut the straps for the next assessment piece – a snaffle bridle. I had managed to cut them all to length, shape the ends of each strap and then edge them. I had initially said I was going to finish the bridle at home (to assessment quality) so that I could get on with the practical and theory exams but life took over a little bit too much and this was put onto the back burner.

Never mind, I’m here now and I have stained the edges, stamped the relevant holes into the straps, marked the straps for stitching and prepared the looping.

Tomorrow I will start to stitch it all together with a contrasting thread; I cannot wait.


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