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Two New Bridles

by schrodingercat88 Posted 24th Dec 2011 at 2:12 PM - Updated 7th Jan 2012 at 4:07 AM by schrodingercat88
11 Comments / replies (Who?) - 1 Feedback Posts, 10 Thanks Posts
Pets added horses which was fantastic, but most of the tack seemed to be more Western. I and my fellow equine sims community wanted new English bridles. I hadn't attempted to make any CC before, but last night I decided to try to make new bridles. These are very rough, but I thought it would be a starting point both for myself and other creators.

Bridle 1
English show bridle with studded browband
(Male/Female, Adult/Elder)
Five variations (numbers 212, 13, 7, 5, 3)
Three Recolourable Channels (bridle leather, buckles & number plate, browband studs)

This bridle is a retexture of the Western bridle with studs. I picked numbers that are popular favorites (other than 212; I just like that number). The buckle color is linked to both the number plate color and half of the browband studs. The other half of the studs are a separate channel. This was the simplest way for me to make the browband studs recolorable. The browband is not exactly symmetric, a fact that does bother me and if I fix it, I'll be sure to update this post.

Bridle 2
English Bridle Stitiched
(Male/Female, Adult/Elder)
One variation
Three Recolourable Channels (bridle leather, buckles, stitching)

This bridle looks very rough in CAS, but by recoloring it, you can make it look a lot less horrible. The mask was tedious work to include the stitching and I tried the best I could. If I didn't include the stitching in the mask, it was hard to see the detail. I picked the better of two evils (or at least I think so). It's a retexture of the plain bridle and has no included variations.

Additional Credits:
Photoshop Elements
Wacom Intuos Tablet
Tags: #horse, #pets, #bridle, #tack

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English Stitched Bridle.rar

Size: 279.6 KB · Downloads: 4,200 · 24th Dec 2011
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English Show Bridle with browband.rar

Size: 327.8 KB · Downloads: 4,397 · 24th Dec 2011
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Test Subject
#2 Old 24th Dec 2011 at 3:26 PM
Thanks for these!
Test Subject
#3 Old 24th Dec 2011 at 3:36 PM
These are great! Thanks so much, it must have been a lot of work. Do you think there's any chance of other horse CC, such as polo wraps, or brushing boots? Just wondering how difficult they would be...
Test Subject
#4 Old 25th Dec 2011 at 10:32 AM
Thanks for these! :D

If you ever decide to do a new mesh (and I know I'm probably just saying what you already know, as you seem like another horse rider) the lack of straps is annoying me! Grrr, if only my bridle would be that tidy.. it seems almost like beach gear o_O (I'm tempted to learn how to mod to get a decent bridle/saddle/martingale/boots/everything or even a fucking helmet but I'm not artistic at all..)
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 26th Dec 2011 at 6:11 AM
This is a great bit of CC.

Btw, love the username.
Test Subject
#6 Old 28th Dec 2011 at 5:17 PM
Hey, You said you just made these, an I was wondering where you found the info on how to make them, i assume its just like a skin then can be added to a program file? Would be so kind to point me in the write direction?
Test Subject
Original Poster
#7 Old 31st Dec 2011 at 1:58 PM
Wow. I didn't realize these were accepted until now. Happy they finally are.

@madeleine_diamond: We, as in the rest of the equine Sims community, are trying to create new meshes, but we all use TSRW which hasn't been updated. It keeps crashing every time we try to import a new mesh for horses. There are a lot of people who are waiting for leg wrappings.

@chaucolai: I agree. I want to make a flash noseband or even figure eight, but I have to wait until TSRW updates.

@LellowLaby: It's a retexture and I followed a clothing tutorial here
Test Subject
#8 Old 2nd Jan 2012 at 4:40 AM
Thank you for these! Hoping to see more Pets CC soon.
Test Subject
#9 Old 21st Jan 2012 at 9:50 PM
very nice job, its more realistic than cartoonish . when tsrw gets updated, do you think a set of taps (bull dog or spanish) would be possible ? I could send you pics of my personal gear if it would help . still a nice job
Test Subject
#10 Old 24th Jan 2012 at 10:07 AM
Thank you so much.! Now I can have new bridles.^-^
Test Subject
#11 Old 6th Feb 2012 at 8:16 PM
hey, nice work xD
i was searching for someone that would make new gear for the sims horses :3
can you make some fantasy stuff too? like with leaves or simple once with just a rope or something? or such stuff that kings wear on theire horses xD that would be awesome!
I can draw you some ideas if you want :3
Test Subject
#12 Old 15th Feb 2012 at 9:25 AM
Finally, some new tack! :D