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I have a strip of Sedgwick English bridle leather in Dark Havana. I’m from Australia and wanting to have a go at making stock horse bridles, just work ones to start with but would like to make some good enough to show horses in eventually.  My problem is the leather I have is very shiny, almost glossy on top. Other bridles I’ve seen by well known makers don’t seem to have quite the shine on their bridles that this leather has. Have I brought the wrong type of leather? Help !!! 

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Hi just seen your post. 
Did you end up making your stock bridle??

I personally have not used Sedgwick leather yet.

I usually just use Italian veg tan, I dye it oil a few times and just heat it up and would in a fair amount of Joseph lyddy dubbin. I have been extremely happy with the way this turns out as have my customers. I find the dubbin give a nice glow to the leather but doesn’t give it that horrible glossy look, it also helps to water proof it too

i have tried to attach a pic of a few I made but my files are too big.

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