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How to Put Together A Bridle - Doing Up Bridle Hooks
The hook type buckles can be trickly to do up.
Photo: 2010 K. Blocksdorf
Those little hook buckles (also called bridle studs) are as hard to do up as they are to take off. Slide the end of the strap through both keepers. Pull it so the hook is centered in the slot and push the hook through. Pull back on the leather so the hole settles around the post of the hook.