The Art of Braiding, Bosal
II, is very detailed
and in color. It focuses on adding contrasting color to the 16
plait, 8 bight bosal nose button and heel knot.
Instructions include making a 12 plait bosal, 5/8" diameter
core with a 6 bight nose button and heel knot, a good size to
learn how to make a bosal or hackamore.
Additional instructions are for
a 16 plait, 5/8" diameter core with an 8 bight nose button
and heel knot.
There are detailed instructions on sizing materials needed.
*Detail instruction on sizing materials needed.
*Plaiting 16 with instruction
on tightening and finishing plaited core.
8 Bight nose button
*How to space for added color.
*How to add color in a balanced, symmetrical pattern.
*Adding 1st contrasting, then a 2nd contrasting color in 2 places
to teach both skills.
*Adding contrasting color at the nose button ends.
*Where and how to bury strings most effectively.
Instruction on the 8 bight
*Adding contrasting color in the full pattern or in partial pattern.
*Learn to fill areas of the heel knot by adding rows in the areas
*Tightening and finishing heel knot.
*Decorative expanded 3 pass Spanish
Ring Knot (braided on the top of the heel knot.)
*Braided brow headstall with
*Instructions on braiding the button on end of fiador with hair