But it did give me the chance yesterday to try the new show bridle on Louie and make adjustments. Here he is- gosh doesn't he look pathetic. I think this is the, "Mom, it's 90+ degrees outside and I'm hot and tired, and look at me I'm a ragdoll" look. lol
I took the bridle to my parents' house and had my dad make a few adjustments of the ear pieces. They are solid metal (silver plate- I'm too cheap to buy the real thing) and were straight, so I had him bend the parts where they connect to the headstall so that it lays nicely (it sat up about half an inch from the top of Louie's poll when I tried it on yesterday). So now that I've got that fixed, I have a new question or two- how do I keep the silver plate from chipping off now that I've twisted the metal and cracked the plating (I thought about clear nail polish or varnish or something)? And- should I use a silver bit instead of this black one?