I love tack, leather, and tooling but lack the skills and tools to do my own beautiful leather tooling. On a whim, on one a cold, snowy day, I took the chance of using my wood burning tool to make some designs on a plain leather headstall. Now, I practiced a bit on a piece of wood and really, really screwed up a pair of cheap leather spur straps, first. I was nervous to start something on a piece of equipment I use and that everybody sees. I practiced a few designs on the inside of the headstall…then took a chance! I turned out with an imperfect but quite unique headstall that I really like! It is such fun way to add some individual personality to a headstall without spending a ton of money (especially if you use an older work headstall you already own)! I recommend practicing a lot first as leather burns very quickly and you can’t undo it!