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    02-19-2012, 01:13 AM
Originally Posted by kevinshorses    
I like to see fancy bits of any style but particularly spades. Anybody got any fancy bits they'd like to show off? I would like to remind you that this is not a thread to critique any bits for functionality or "harshness". This is strictly a thread appreciating the beauty and craftmanship of the bits.

This is an old Crockett made spade that my dad gave me.
Very fancy bit Kevin
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    02-19-2012, 01:15 AM
All your bits are very fancy
    02-19-2012, 12:24 PM
Green Broke
I enjoy looking at the old bit pics when they get posted.

I watch the junk boxes at the local auctions but I never get so lucky. I did pick up an old and still very much usuable pre civil war cowboy saddle once for $25 at an auction. I almost kept it but decided to throw it up on ebay. Sold for nearly $2,500. I had no idea what I had. I just like the old saddles and figured a good leather saddle in using condition was worth 3 or 4 hundred dollars. Only had one horse at the time it would have fit and she had 4 saddles and was a senior citizen already. One of these days I'll get a repro like it. Maybe...I just plotz around on trails so looks aren't so important these days. I suppose some of the tack I've had most of my life might be considered vintage at this point but it is all using stuff and not for show.

Keep posting those old bits. I like it.
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    02-19-2012, 02:28 PM
Ok. Funny story. I went to my first auction last Tuesday and was amazed and grossed out at the stuff people bought. ( and offered to sell of that matter )

I'm a city girl moved to the country. We tossed our broken and worn out thingamibobs.

So they were auctioning off bits with nasty cobwebs and grossness stuck to them and I was amazed. Who would buy a $3 bit that looked like it dated to WWI?? Put that in my horse's mouth?? NO WAY.

You guys hang this on walls? Really?? Huh.

My next auction you know I will be bidding on gross bits and headstalls now.
    02-19-2012, 08:50 PM
Here is a couple of Elko, Nevada Garcias...

An Elko Star snaffle, and a Las Cruces
    02-19-2012, 08:51 PM
Do you use your bits Cowchick?
    02-19-2012, 08:55 PM
I want to get one like this! Kelly Silver Star Antique Brown Snaffle With Crystals - Horse
    02-19-2012, 08:58 PM
Originally Posted by waresbear    
Do you use your bits Cowchick?
Yes we do for the most part. Like those Garcias I just posted, we use those on a regular basis. We don't use that half breed Fleming(it was a gift from my hubbys dad) but I used to use the Fleming snaffle but the copper mouthpiece has gotten pretty chewed up. The bit like yours that we have we use too.
    02-19-2012, 09:02 PM
Ok, then I will have to use mine, but thinking hearts is kinda girly for a gelding....
    02-19-2012, 09:25 PM
Originally Posted by waresbear    
Ok, then I will have to use mine, but thinking hearts is kinda girly for a gelding....

LOL, maybe you could hang it on him with a more masculine looking headstall to offset the girliness.

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