I'm working on an English riding set and wanted some "D" ring bits for the bridle, so got out the jump rings and soldering iron. After soldering I then had to do a lot of grinding with the dremel tool and sanding and using my mini metal files to get the shape right.
A lot of work and this is how they came out:
While in bed, I thought of an easy way to make the "D" bits and I tried it this morning. It's fast, no soldering and they look very nice.
For traditional model horse scale, use 9mm round 18 gauge silver jump rings. I get mine from Fire Mountain Gems. Use jewelry pliers with a flat side and squish the side with the seam of the round ring flat. It should look like the top one now:
This is what the bit looks like on a horse: