Celtic designs or personalisation can be incorporated into any of these bridles on request. See also the 'Colours' page.
Bit Free Bridle
These bitless bridles and riding headcollars can use the cross-pull or side-pull method, or be converted to a bitted bridle. Please see the posts below for details on their use and fitting and feel free to email me with any questions.
These bridles are all hand-made to order by myself using quality English leather and stainless steel or brass buckles and fittings, in standard pony/cob/full sizes or made-to measure. The headpiece has a cut-out design on the poll for added comfort around the ears. The noseband is padded with neoprene for comfort on the nose.
The cross-straps are made from beta biothane (a synthetic leather) as these stand up better than leather to the friction caused as they run through the rings on the noseband. These come in many colours!
The rings on the noseband allow this bridle to be used with cross-straps as a cross-pull, or with a throatlash as a side-pull. Addition of a set of cheek pieces means the bridle can be converted to a conventional bitted bridle if desired. Plain (no pattern) or standard pattern stitching included on bitless bridle nosebands. More extensive decoration also available.
|Chunky noseband (this bridle is bitted, but chunky noseband can be made for bitless bridle)|
Reins sold separately.
|Holly, my own horse,|
|Soul's studded face-drop bridle converted to bitless.|
The Stable Headcollar is typically made with brass fittings, doubled cheek and jowl pieces and a clip attachment on the throatlash. Here with yellow stitching to match, available in black, brown or tan leather, with any colour stitching.
Can be personalised with the horse's name stitched into the nearside cheek.
|Hand-painted Celtic browbands|
I make a wide range of browbands including with hand-painted designs or with metal concho decorations. Please visit my Etsy Shop to see the full range and to buy online.
Hand-stitched bridle leather beltsMade using the finest quality 3.5mm (9oz) vegetable tanned English bridle leather, with burnished edges and saddle-stitched by hand using waxed linen thread.
All styles available in black, dark havana, australian nut brown or chestnut with brass or stainless steel buckle.
Bracelets and Wristbands
This dog harness is hand stitched in 12 stitches to the inch, and lined throughout with soft panel hide.
I designed and made it as part of my apprenticeship, and went on to win the leatherwork category of the Royal Dublin Society Arts and Crafts Competition. It was on display at the Royal Dublin Show and at venues around Ireland in 2009.