Does anyone collect antique horse things?
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Life Beyond Horses > General Off Topic Discussion

Does anyone collect antique horse things?

This is a discussion on Does anyone collect antique horse things? within the General Off Topic Discussion forums, part of the Life Beyond Horses category
  • Old antique horse
  • Antique horse spurs

Like Tree19Likes

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    12-30-2011, 09:09 PM
  #1
Started
Does anyone collect antique horse things?

So does anyone? My aunt collects old bits and has them in the camp's rafters. I though I shold my self. But what are some other things yall may collect?
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    12-30-2011, 09:10 PM
  #2
Trained
I don't really collect per se, but bits & spurs are highly collectable & very popular. A large tradeshow is held in my area for bit & spur collectors.
     
    12-30-2011, 10:22 PM
  #3
Banned
No, but most of my tack and horse stuff would be considered antiques by most people...
     
    01-07-2012, 01:18 AM
  #4
Foal
I've been collecting antique bridle bits FOREVER. Here's a taste...My display @ the Iowa State Fair last August. The bits on the wooden shelf are all US military , from 1840 through 1920.
     
    01-07-2012, 01:38 AM
  #5
Banned
How do you go about finding bits like that, Jim?
     
    01-07-2012, 12:12 PM
  #6
Weanling
Yeah I'd like to know that too! Super cool!
     
    01-08-2012, 12:20 AM
  #7
Started
Quote:
Originally Posted by jimbits    
I've been collecting antique bridle bits FOREVER. Here's a taste...My display @ the Iowa State Fair last August. The bits on the wooden shelf are all US military , from 1840 through 1920.
WOW Bits great collection!
     
    01-08-2012, 12:27 AM
  #8
Showing
Fantastic bit collection Jim!

My mom is the collector in our family. She has tons in her house. I need to get photos sometime of one of the saddles she's got, has a naked woman tooled into the seat, it's beautiful. She has a few mclellan saddles, bits, spurs, old tugs, yokes, working equipment, she has a horse drawn planter in her yard re-purposed into a flower bed (I tell her it's a waste of a cool old wagon), lawn jockeys, on and on.

Most of the "antiques" I have are still in use. My favorite daily saddle isn't quite an antique, but certainly a classic at 30 some years old. I guess I do have one collection, every issue of the QH Journal from issue 1 to now. My hubby has threatened to burn them on more than one occasion because they take up a lot of space....
SugarPlumLove and COWCHICK77 like this.
     
    01-08-2012, 11:29 AM
  #9
Trained
Holy crap Jim! That's a collection!

We collect/trade/buy Vaquero style bits and spurs. We use all of our stuff, except for a few things. We have traded for a lot of our stuff. Some of it was handed down to us from my father in law. We always look on Ebay and will on occasion buy something off of there. There is trading pages on Facebook and in the last month or so I can't even tell you how many bits we have traded on there! Lol. Matter of fact I have to ship a few tomorrow, and we have got that many on their way to us.

I think I started out trading a horse for a pile of bridles. Then I would have to trade maybe two or three bridles for one good bridle, then just traded up until I got some decent stuff.

It is definitely an investment. We figure if we got real broke we could sell it all and be ok. We had a friend who had to do that to pay for heart surgery on his wife. It's like having a pretty savings account!


I posted a pic of some of the stuff that is in the house that is just some of the bits and spurs, we have a pile of Larry Schutte hair ropes, a Blind Bob hair rope, vintage headstalls, bosals, bosalitas, rawhide romel reins...I am too lazy to walk out to the trailer and grab the other stuff..lol
     
    01-08-2012, 11:42 AM
  #10
Weanling
You use those spurs??

Nice collection though!!
     

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
any tips on how to make a horse collect? allisonjoy Horse Training 10 10-15-2011 02:05 PM
How Do I Get My Horse To Collect? mandik92 Horse Training 5 06-15-2011 04:51 PM
Information on how to teach a horse to collect aspin231 Horse Training 34 01-25-2011 05:41 PM
Antique Horse Harness jches Horse Tack and Equipment 3 11-10-2009 09:46 AM
I need advice on how to train a horse to collect and go on the bit!!!! mandik92 Horse Training 4 10-16-2009 09:08 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:18 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0