I'll be out of state for a wedding this weekend, and to keep up the momentum I've built (so many posts this week!) here's some interesting stuff I've come across recently.
Timaru Star II - Braided Headgear. Fascinating article about Susan Bensema Young's braided bridles, halters, bosals, etc. Well worth the read, very informative!
Saddle Critiques by Riversong Musings. A wealth of information about the construction of western saddles.
Marilyn Fowler's Making of a Western Pleasure Saddle. Another (Traditional scale!) artist's method, step by step.
The Elephant in the Room. A fascinating thread that is, in many ways, a "state of the hobby" discussion. The thread is from the POV of painters, but much of what they're saying applies to all aspects of the hobby.
How to Make A Simple Lightbox. Excellent tutorial by Shoestring Stables. She's got a wonderful eye for making quality stuff on a budget.