Monday, May 29, 2017

DIY: Breakaway Halter Crown


In an uncharacteristic move earlier this week, Tesla pulled back at the crosstie and popped her halter

(and then proceeded to cock a leg and basically go to sleep, haha)

I had a single stirrup leather floating around in my tack box, just waiting for a second chance in life, so I decided to go ahead and put it to good use!


Assemble:

A halter with two crown buckles

A hole punch (or a punch & a hammer)

Sharp scissors/swiss army knife

One old stirrup leather, not reinforced
(make sure it will fit through the buckles!)


Step 1: measure out the length needed to fit comfortably over your horse's crown
(in my case, the length of my arm :)

Step 2: Use sharp scissors/swiss army knife to carefully slice the leather
(don't loose a finger at this point!)

Measure 1 inch increments from each end and hammer (or punch) out 3-4 holes.

My stirrup leather was long enough to make 2 break-aways, and I didn't even have to punch holes for the first one (cause the leather already had 1-inch spaced ones - score!)


Voila!











5 comments:

  1. Oh man, if only Murray would break the parts of his halter that are intended to be broken! He is the master of breaking all kinds of parts that don't usually break.

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  2. Good way to reuse the old stirrup leather!

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