Its not a show bridal like our black leather one which we will be using as a guide but its soft and comfortable and our horse wears it around the paddock on a weekend ride. Its a Barcoo bridle if you want to know.
I'll show you how to make our one but you can easily use your own measurements
Step 1: Materials
*A bridal or measurements for your horse.
*Old belts (cotton ones aren't as showy but nicer on the horse)
Check the pictures for belt types
*One belt has to have two reasonably sized ring catches
And thats about it! Told you it was simple.
Step 2: Get the main ring
Just use a craft knife and cut the thread holding it on or use scissors.
Step 3: Cut the cheek-pieces to size
First of all it the leather hole-strap on the belt is going to be in the way then remove it by cutting the threads with a craft knife.
We unbuckled ours from the bit and ring and laid it flat on the table with the belts beside it. the we marked the length and the hole positions and cut it to size. For ours this was 72cm not including the buckle.
Step 4: Cut the throat-latch to size
There are two sides to this and one must have the buckle with the other side having the receiver. Ours had a friction-buckle design and it seems to work great. It also meant we didn't need to make holes.
The buckle side came to 48cm with a 4cm overlap and the receiver end came to 31cm including a 4cm overlap