Wednesday, March 17, 2010

March Give Away! Hand Forged Tack Hook

In Honor of my birthday!! PLEASE - Don't forget to click onto one of the blog ads to help pay for the give aways!**************************************
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Description - per the Designer!

Hand forged in my Southwest Florida studio, this beautiful 5 prong tack hook is a great way for the serious horse enthusiast to display, store and clean their tack while at home or on the road; be it bridle, halter, reins or harness. This hook also includes a unique fifth hook down the center that can be used to hang additional tack, cleaning tools or even a weight to reduce swinging during cleaning.

I personally hand forge each component from 3/8" thick round steel before I assemble them all into the final product, which includes 3/16" thick steel collars surrounding the body. Once assembled, the hook measures approximately 14" long by 10" wide and weighs about 3 lb.

Upon completion, I stamp the body with my studio signature before the hook is lightly wire brushed and cleaned. In order to preserve the natural look of forged steel, the hook is then coated with several coats of clear wax.

The entire package, while not overly heavy by any means, feels absolutely solid in your hands while maintaining a level of elegance not seen in most other similar products.

Whether you need a solid piece of equipment that surpasses other hooks by leaps and bounds or you simply want equipment that inspires your love of the sport, this tack hook is the only one you'll ever need!

43 comments:

Amy + Henry said...

Wow that is gorgeous! The sort of accoutrement you could build a whole tack room decor around!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!
Nice to be so gift giving a person! You celebrate your interest in horses with such creative class!

brendacfarm@hotmail.com

jane augenstein said...

Happy Birthday!!! :-)

Oh, my how beautiful is that? Would love to have that to hang all Gilly's bridles on that!

Megan said...

Beautiful!
Happy Birthday!

ArabsRule said...

That puts those plain ones to shame, I knew there was a reason I hadnt gotten around to buying one yet. This one is lovely.

Happy B-day, I have a niece with a bday on St Pattys day too!

Michelle said...

Wow! What a neat find! Sign me up!

B said...

That's beautiful!! It would certainly be a welcome addition to my barn!

Beth said...

That is gorgeous! I'm not sure if I would use it in the barn or in the house! :)

phaedra96 said...

Happy Birthday to you!! We Pisces are gooooood people, ain't we? I had an absolute spasm of "I WANT" when that picture popped up. WOW! And you made it??? I am impressed since I have watched and know how much work goes into creating something like that! I WANT!!

phaedra96 said...

Okay. I went back and actually read what was written...you did not make it but.....I WANT!

Valerie said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! Wow! First time commenter on here. I found your blog about 2 months ago and though I am not a side saddle rider (I cant walk in a skirt much less RIDE in one lol) I appreciate the elegance! I enjoy reading it and seeing the different finds!

Angela said...

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That is just gorgeous! And it's Made in the USA!!!! Please enter me in your giveaway!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Angela

Analise said...

Wow, that is lovely.

I have no idea yet where I'd put it, but I wants it. :)

jennybean79 said...

That is a gorgeous tack hook! Me likey likey :).

jennybean79 said...

Oh, and Happy Birthday too :)!!!!!!

panavia999 said...

I could put that tack hook to good use. Many happy returns of the day! Best regards.

Sydney said...

Happy birthday.

OH MY GOSH!!
I have been looking for a tack hook just like this for my harnesses!! I need it, I want it I MUST HAVE IT!
Where did you get it!?

Dunappy said...

Happy Birthday! Love the Tack hook that is a beauty. I like this one better than most I've seen because it has the rounded ends.

Cactus Jack Splash said...

Beautiful piece of artwork.
I hope you have a wonderful birthday.

Aylisha said...

wow...now that is a tack hook! You just dig up the coolest stuff for your giveaways! Thanks!

Firefly said...

Wow cool sign me up.

Lexie said...

Happy Birthday!
You pick the nicest things to give away! I do wonder if you'll buy one for yourself too... I think you should!
Hope your day was great!

Fantastyk Voyager said...

That is a stunning piece of forged art. I would love to have it.

Happy Birthday to you and may you have a fantastic year.

Candy'sGirl said...

Happy belated birthday!

Enter me please!

Laura Maynard said...

I knew there was a reason I hadn't gotten a tack hook yet! That's gorgeous Julie, and I have been checking out the ads. I've found some great websites for tack trunks... and affordable too :)

Anonymous said...

Just found your site the other day; I've had a lot of fun looking around it. And the tack hook is beautiful.

lauren.saunders@yale.edu

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stiletto-cz said...

That hook is so beautiful. It would be perfect in a classically designed barn.

Merri said...

you MAKE these? beautiful!
- The Equestrian Vagabond

About Me... said...

What a beautiful tack anger!!! And, is that a photo of you at the top of your blog page? Wow, so elegant!! My grandmother's sidesaddle is still in the family. She shared it with 4 sisters. I'm adding you to my blog list. What a fun blog you have...come on over to mine for a visit if you like. I would love to be entered in your tack hanger give away. Happy Birthday! My email address is lynnj@rtconnect.net ~ Shery Jespersen

The View From My Saddle said...

Love the tack hook, but I especially love your blog. What an interesting site. I will have to read regularly.

Sharon said...

Happy Birthday!

I just found you through Shery at Reata Rose ranch. Thank you for entering me in your wonderful giveaway. How beautiful :)

Have a blessed weekend!
Sharon

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Shars said...

Happy Birthday! Pick Me Pick Me please!!!!

Anonymous said...

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impatient to browse through even more of your current posts, goodbye :)

Hearsegirl said...

Happy Birthday- Keep blogging, it's one of my favorite stops on my blog roll!!

-BigGreenGirl

The Critter Company said...

How lovely! Please count me in!

I love reading your blogs.

Laura said...

Oooo pretty, too pretty for our tack rooms (it would soon get dusty).

laurajwooton@cox.net

Abigail said...

Oooooh! That's so pretty! I love hand forged items. I don't know if I'd let that treasure out into the barn though....

www.musingwithmany.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

I really enjoy your blog, even though I probably will never ride aside myself. In fact, it's enough to make this TWH person think seriously about how fun it might be to have one of those ASBs someday . . .
And that tack hook is something else!
HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Sibyl

terrierpal@comcast.net

Jimi said...

Happy Late Birthday... I love the tack hood and would compliment my beautiful tack room