Sunday, June 7, 2015

No I havnt posted in awhile! Fun horsey Garage Sale finds!

I found some fun things at a Garage Sale on Saturday.
 I have been wanting to try an English Hack on Emma. I found both of these cheek piece sets at the sale for $1. They both are solid aluminum, no cheap chrome plate here! LOL I had the pieces to make the English hack complete, after scrubbing them with a SOS pad, I put it together, very happy so far, the only problem is now I need a new bridle!!! LOL LOL The one I put on it is pretty old, serviceable but old.
 This is an antique Crocket Hackamore Bit. I did some research and found a little bit of info online about it.
It looks like it did have the bit piece in it at one time, the shank is stamped Crocket, I am assuming it is most likely from the 1950's. Boy I just went back to the book link and it says it is an old Hamley catalog from 1940. Very interesting!

This is the link, dont know if it will work or not.

 Pretty fun, I learned something today! LOL I like the adjustable severity of it, I found that it had a removable bit very interesting, although I would never put anything like that on a horse! I most likely was used by ropers, from the context of this old catalog. The info was online and from a book called "Cowboy Clothing and Gear".
This picture showed me how the heck the swiveling cheek pieces went! LOL
Fun finds! The guy had all kinds of neat stuff, nothing I had room for though! An old sit of leather mule harness, ole metal wheels. I also got this set of hangers! for $1 each! His prices were so cheap!!

Husband was like,"Where are you going to put those?" LOL Oh I will find a place LOL after I wire brush them and paint them black. LOL

I hope to get back to posting more, with FB and work I just havnt been making the time! I miss it!! Good day to all!

Went back to that Garage Sale and took a friend, he found several horse collers and hames, and an old cattle stantion for $52.
I found another bridle, with an old Crockett bit on it. I only paid $2  for it! LOL The leather is not in good shape but it has to old diamonds and concho on the cheek pieces. I think I will do this with it....

Mount it on an old weather board and put some hooks on the bottom.

This is the Crockett bit, which will go on....
....My farm wall in the dining room, along with the hackamore bit, and also another old hack I picked up today too! LOL. 


  1. Oh so happy to see you again! Love your ideas! I haven't ridden in a while due to hubby's health issues, but ... I think we have the same bit!
    I do Christmas decorations with old bits and bridles, ... you did a great job!

  2. Hi Val! Yeah same here, I just cant seem to find time to RIDE, mowing and weed eating and Hubby had shoulder replacement surgery two weeks ago last Friday, so taking care of him too. The chores are winning out over riding time, sadly! Plus its been 90 degrees here the last couple of days!! We usually only reach the 90's towards July! Its going to be a long hot Summer I think.


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