Breyer Halter Tutorial: How To Make a Padded Leather Halter for a Classic Breyer Horse
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Breyer Halter Tutorial: How To Make a Padded Leather Halter for a Classic Breyer Horse

August 14, 2019


(music playing) Hi, this is Hannah from MakeHorseStuff.com and today I’m going to show you how to make a Padded Leather Halter for Classic Breyer horses For this project you’ll need Leather Lace and a Leather scrap Two Halter Squares, Four Jumprings, and One Buckle Scissors, a File, a Craft Knife, Needle-nose Pliers, and Tacky Glue I got the Halter Squares and Buckle from RioRondo.com They come on a big sheet, like model car parts. After you clip a part off the sheet, the edges will have rough spots. I use a file to smooth the edges. Open one jumpring and put it through the other. Then Cut and skive a piece of lace 1 1/2 in. long for the noseband. Skiving is making the leather thinner by shaving off the backside with a craft knife. I thin the leather lace because it’s too thick for making model horse tack. Cut out a piece of scrap leather 3/8” wide by 7/8” long. Fold the long edges under so the piece is 3/16” wide and glue them. This is what it looks like from the back after it’s glued. Take the lace you cut, and glue it to the leather. Put the end of the lace through the top slot on the halter square Fold the lace over, so the halter square is against the leather, and glue. Cut and skive a piece of lace 1” long. Put the ends through the bottom slot on the halter square and glue them. Before the glue dries, make sure the noseband fits around the horse’s nose just below the point of the cheekbone. Open one of the connected jumprings and put it on the piece of lace that isn’t padded. Cut and skive a piece of lace 1” long. Put one end through the ring hanging from the underside of the noseband. Glue it down. Cut and skive 2 pieces of lace 1 5/8 in. long. These will be cheekpieces. Cut out two pieces of leather 3/8 inches wide by 3/4 inches long Fold the long edges over, and glue. Just like you did with the noseband. When the glue is dry, glue one piece of leather to the back of each lace cheekpiece. Put one end of the lace through the last slot on the halter square and glue. Try it on your horse, to make sure it still fits. Put the ends of each cheekpiece through a jumpring. Fold the ends over and glue. For the throat latch, cut and skive a piece of lace 2 3/8 in. long. Put one end through each jumpring and glue. Take the piece of lace hanging from the connected jumpring, fold the end around the throatlatch, and glue. Cut a piece of lace 3/4 in. long. Skive it , but make sure one end is very thin. Fold the thin end around the center bar on the buckle, and glue it. Fold the other end of the lace attached to the buckle around the left jumpring, and glue. Prepare a piece of lace 2 1/4 in. long. Skive one end very thin. Put the thicker end through the jumpring on the right, and glue it. This is the crown piece. Cut the thin end of the crownpiece to a point. Cut out a piece of leather 3/8 in. wide by 1 in. long. Fold the long edges over and glue. Glue the leather to the back of the crown piece. Put the halter on the horse, and put the end of the crown piece through the buckle. And that’s it. Thank you for watching. Please subscribe to my channel. I have lots more How To Make Horse Stuff
videos planned. Click here to see how to make the matching padded leather lead. (music playing)

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  1. Weird, every time I try to order halter squares and buckles from rio rondo I get the message that they are sold out and cannot be back ordered. I've been told this for almost a year now!

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