by Joice Overton
Here is a comprehensive collector’s guide to bits and spurs, which combines “Working Cowboy” knowledge with “Cowboy Collectibles,” providing the reader with the actual usage, background, and value information. Dozens of styles of bits and spurs, dating back to the mid-1800s, are illustrated and described in over 400 color photographs, detailed text, and diagrams. There are also chapters devoted to additional cowboy accessories, such as leather bridles, and the repair, care, and maintenance of the spurs and bits. This book is an excellent reference guide for both the beginning and serious collector, and provides valuable information for antique dealers, traders, and the modern day cowboy.