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#106 Post by nrobertb » Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:28 pm

Here is a pair by Cotton Elliott, former sheriff of King County, Texas.
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#107 Post by nrobertb » Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:28 am

Ricardo Metal Manufacturers got started in the 1930's and are considered to be one of the finest current spur makers.
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#108 Post by nrobertb » Mon Mar 05, 2018 6:30 pm

If you are going to wear spurs, you need a huge belt buckle to go with them. :lol:
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#109 Post by nrobertb » Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:30 pm

Some riders wear chaps to protect their legs from brush, and the friction helps them sit tight in the saddle. Those with straight legs are called stovepipe or shotgun chaps.
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#110 Post by nrobertb » Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:23 am

Sometimes the straps are fancier than the spurs.
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#111 Post by nrobertb » Wed Mar 07, 2018 7:13 pm

Chaps with a wider leg are called "batwings". Oldtimers who chased cows through the thorny chapparal sometimes wore enormous chaps that protected most of the horse's flanks. And by the way, the ch is pronounced like sh, so Ralph Lauren doesn't know chit from chinola. :lol:
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#112 Post by nrobertb » Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:59 pm

These days a lot of people favor the knee length chaps known as "chinks".
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#113 Post by nrobertb » Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:44 pm

And now a word about branding irons. A lot of them have been imported from Mexico for use as western theme ornaments. They are usually small, ornate and have a socket for a wood handle, which makes them good candle holders.
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#114 Post by nrobertb » Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:23 pm

American branding irons are longer, heavier and less ornate. You can tell that this one is a real working iron and not an ornament because of the relief cuts at the tight curves, which help prevent damage to the animal.
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#115 Post by nrobertb » Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:13 am

In modern times freeze branding has become popular, cooling the iron with liquid nitrogen or dry ice and alcohol. The hair will be permanently white after that.
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#116 Post by nrobertb » Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:34 pm

In the old days riders who were out in extreme cold favored sheepskin chaps to keep their legs warm.
They were known as "woolies".
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#117 Post by nrobertb » Sat Mar 10, 2018 11:08 am

Back to the spurs. These are Buermann's popular "snowflake" model.
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#118 Post by nrobertb » Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:24 pm

These are the boots worn by Roy Rogers in the '40s and '50s. The spurs are by Edward Bohlin, ca. 1930s.
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#119 Post by nrobertb » Sun Mar 11, 2018 1:36 pm

This is a pair by Rogers (no relation to Roy).
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#120 Post by nrobertb » Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:22 am

Spurs by Joe Bianchi of Victoria, TX. These became known as "bottle opener spurs".
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