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Forum topic by Curtis Z posted 11-24-2014 04:53 PM 679 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Curtis Z

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11-24-2014 04:53 PM

So, I’ve tried some searches, but can’t seem to find what I’m looking for..

I’m make a bosal shaper for a friend, and am just looking at whether it’ll need some sort of finish.. Just a simple maple one, but it’s a interaction with the rawhide I’m wondering about. What would be a finish that would not react with the rawhide (and by extension the horse), at all? Last thing I would want to cause is an irritant to the horses face..

Thanks in advance for any ideas..

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#1 posted 11-25-2014 01:21 AM

I have made several hackamore shapers for my own use and have left them unfinished. Any film finish will work as long as it is fully cured before using the shaper.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#2 posted 11-25-2014 01:32 AM

Leave it unfinished or put some beeswax on it.

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#3 posted 11-25-2014 01:38 AM

That’s two starting with the word unfinished in the first line.. I’ll stick with that I think. Thanks everyone.

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