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Tack-Bigfoot, M-5 and etc

Postby Cross-7 » Sun May 28, 2017 12:02 pm

BF said he hated ill fitted tack and M-5 does some leather work.
I refuse to spend a bunch on a bosal hanger so I bought this headstall but I don't know how to attach the fiador without it looking like I did it.

Any ideas that look like it was made for it and done right ?

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Re: Tack-Bigfoot, M-5 and etc

Postby Bigfoot » Sun May 28, 2017 1:55 pm

Photobucket is being uncooperative at the moment. I'll show a pick of something simple I make. Yours looks fine to me though.
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Re: Tack-Bigfoot, M-5 and etc

Postby Cross-7 » Sun May 28, 2017 1:56 pm

I need to attach the fiador to the headstall so it doesn't slide back down the neck
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Re: Tack-Bigfoot, M-5 and etc

Postby talltimber » Sun May 28, 2017 1:57 pm

I'd probably start by turning the headstall around first.

Then I'd get an extended Chicago screw and a scrap of thin latigo leather about half inch wide. Take a wrap around headstall, make a mark for a hole thru the end of the latigo and where the screw hole needs to be in the tag end to hold the headstall tight. Then, make a loop just big enough for the fiador, to hold it snug, and back to the hole, cut to length. So, you end up with one piece of leather, a hole on each end of it, and a hole in the middle. Kind of like a figure eight if you will. It will hold it tight enough not to slip if done correctly, and looks fine enough.
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Re: Tack-Bigfoot, M-5 and etc

Postby Bigfoot » Sun May 28, 2017 2:00 pm

Wasn't down long.

I make a lot of nosebands. I always do this simple little braid.
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Pay no attention to the crappy weld on this bit. After it, I went back to my preferred metal sweet iron. I always do my headstalls like this, and would probably hang a bosal the same way. I have also butchered a rope halter for a bosal hanger as well.
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I like what you did though (if I'm seeing it correctly).
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Re: Tack-Bigfoot, M-5 and etc

Postby Cross-7 » Sun May 28, 2017 2:46 pm

The braid may work
Ill have to get some leather but I think it'll work
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Re: Tack-Bigfoot, M-5 and etc

Postby Cross-7 » Sun May 28, 2017 2:48 pm

talltimber wrote:I'd probably start by turning the headstall around first.

Then I'd get an extended Chicago screw and a scrap of thin latigo leather about half inch wide. Take a wrap around headstall, make a mark for a hole thru the end of the latigo and where the screw hole needs to be in the tag end to hold the headstall tight. Then, make a loop just big enough for the fiador, to hold it snug, and back to the hole, cut to length. So, you end up with one piece of leather, a hole on each end of it, and a hole in the middle. Kind of like a figure eight if you will. It will hold it tight enough not to slip if done correctly, and looks fine enough.


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Re: Tack-Bigfoot, M-5 and etc

Postby M-5 » Sun May 28, 2017 3:49 pm

Sorry just seen this. The braid bf shown is the simplest if you don't have hole punch .
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