Greetings from California!
It's been more than two decades since I moved out of my parents' house, but evidence of my occupancy remains. Here are a few treasures that I unearthed from my parents' basement today.
First up is an early 1970's Johnny West buckboard. This originally belonged to my older sister.These are the horses that went with the buckboard.
Stormcloud is wearing one of the earliest BCS bridles. The browband is made from a grocery store twist tie decorated with a marker. His bit is made from hand twisted wire.
Buckskin's tack is designed to help him hold his head up. The "SSS" on the breastplate stands for Something Special Stables.
This jump set is a little more modern--I'm guessing early 1980's?Not all the jumps remain and the original water jump was replaced with a handmade version.
This horse has a box stall. Literally. It's a stall made from a box.
Even as a kid, I liked my horses to wear clothes. Because he is a stallion, Star Spangled
has a blanket and a neck sweat.
Nearly all my horses had their own blankets...each with their name written on the inside of the shoulder.
I'm still digging. Who knows what treasures I will find next?