Archive for December 16th, 2012

Sleigh Bells Ring

amywink December 16th, 2012

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Blessing and I had our first belled drive this weekend, on her “Commencement Day”. These bells were created by Jim Dingman at Lignite Leather and Bells. They are a graduated set of harness bells, designed to hang underneath the horse’s belly but we have them on the way they fit best on Blessing and the carriage. There are 21 bells on this strap, three #8 bells, eight #6 bells and ten #4 bells. I’d originally bought them for Will before Blessing came into our lives but they sound perfect on her and she was perfect in them.

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The videos do not quite capture the delightful sound of the bells in the open air but it does give you an idea of the sound and how it changes with her gait.

Francine is driving while I man the iPhone for the video. I drove her earlier and she was spectacular.