Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider
- Oct 4, 2011
I love repurposing stuff
That looks great!! Glad it is working for ya. I get asked for similar carriers like that all the time. I turn em down as its not something I really do. Thats how it starts ya know. Ya make something small like that for yourself and other folks see it and then 35-40 years later........ Look where a guy is. Glad ya posted.
You really do beautiful work!That looks great!! Glad it is working for ya. I get asked for similar carriers like that all the time. I turn em down as its not something I really do. Thats how it starts ya know. Ya make something small like that for yourself and other folks see it and then 35-40 years later........ Look where a guy is. Glad ya posted.
Finished up 3 martingale/breast collars yesterday. This item attaches to a saddle and helps stabilize it while covering rough ground or roping. Bonita the red mare here has one on. I didn't make that one though:
And Dusty Rae here is wearing one of my roughout ones.:
This item is one of the products that really got me into power finishing edges. Each one has 330 linear inches of edge to finish. Also why I like to make roughout martingales! From left to right a roughout one that I will keep for myself. Bout two years ago somebody bought mine right off my horse and its taken me a while to get around to building another for myself. A smoothout plain one and a roughout one with Carlos border stamping and a tooled and dyed brand with upgraded stainless hardware:
The smoothout one is for stock. We've got a couple of shows coming up and then there is always Christmas:
The last one was a custom order:
that looks like it would survive anything!
Lol !!! Yes it’s overbuilt lol On the uprights and couple areas I added a layer of leather to help stitching. I think it added some extra durability too. Leather is a bison side with really nice pull-up !!that looks like it would survive anything!
Well now sit back and grabya a cup of coffee. In the western horsemanship world there are two types of these critters. In the buckaroo world its called a Martingale. Traditionally just encircled the chest and neck and attached to the saddle only at the cinch between the front legs. Because of it coming up high it didn't interfere with front leg or shoulder movement. It didn't do a lot for stability of the saddle since it only attached to the cinch. I also noticed that it moved away from the horse as he moved. So the surface area he had to lean against say when dragging a calf was minimal and constantly changing as the horse moved. Kinda the spoon and the icepick deal. They could be made very fancy and were often really just a showcase fo some fancy carving and or silverwork. Practicality was limited. In fact I was working this young stallion one time and he started into bucking a little. Now he wasn't bad, just kinda running with his head down and kicking up his heels a mite but there ya go. The martingale that had come with my saddle came off his neck and since its attached to only the cinch between his legs we're running on it now and breaking parts as ya can imagine. Got to thinking hmm.This....tells us a great deal