This week the Lens Artists photo challenge comes to us from Patti and she has asked us to feature Everyday Objects. So here are some things that are everyday objects for me and my horse Biasini. First of all here is a photo of Biasini in his double bridle, so called because it has two bits, a snaffle and a curb, and two reins.
I will now give you some photos of parts of that bridle. Here is the browband. I chose the crystals to go with Biasini’s coloring.
Here is a photo of three curb bits. The one Biasini uses is currently on his bridle so it is not in this photo. But it is most similar to the one on the left in the photo. I have kept all the bits I have used over the years, both curbs and snaffles, because I never know when I might want to use one of them. And they can all be kept in a small box.
Biasini also has a snaffle bridle. Here is a photo of him in the snaffle.
Here is the browband for the snaffle. It was custom made by a friend of mine who makes browbands. Here is a link to her site. https://dqdesigns.wixsite.com/dqdesigns
And here are some snaffle bits. Biasini’s is like the one that is second from the left. This type of snaffle is called a loose ring French link.
And finally an essential piece of equipment…..the girth. The buckles on the girth attach to leather straps , called billets, that run down from the side of the saddle.
So there you have it. Those are Everyday things for me because every day that I ride (five days a week) I use them.
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