Dressage for Dinky Duke

I wrapped up the rest of the gear that goes with the double bridle I posted a little while back over the weekend.

This time...the curb chain is right!
Here are the rest of the photos from my little "shoot" yesterday afternoon.




This set is a trade for Dainty Darcy, an adorable little Morgan mare.  When she arrives I'll have to get into saddleseat mode! My poor Mindy still doesn't have a saddle, so she's going to be quite jealous.

Dinky Duke is definitely the largest horse I've worked with before.  He's head and shoulders (and maybe a little more) over the Stablemate scale resins I have.  If I had to guess, I'd say the size difference between him and Working Girl is about the same as a Traditional to a Classic.  This meant that I had to make an entirely new pattern for him, which I had already planned on.  Overall, though, my methods didn't change very much.  I had to size a lot of things up a little, but the fact that I didn't have to change the way I did any of it seems to be a very good sign.