It's that time again...
Every June, the Denver Merchandise Mart hosts this country's permiere Western collectibles event, Brian Lebel's Cody Old West Show & Auction. There is no better place to view a wide variety of historic saddlery. The offerings typically include all sorts of Western saddles,
Native American saddles...
and, of course, lots and lots of parade saddles.
I think I touched at least half a dozen Bohlins today!
There were also a wide variety of other items on display.
I even managed to find some Tiff-ilicious horse hair prison bridles.
Yep, that really is a pink and purple bridle!
This one, which was made in Deerlodge, Montana, is a bit more subdued, but that's still pink.
Most of the tack items at this show are way, way out of my price range. However, I did not come home empty handed.
As always, this was a most enjoyable way to spend the day. I'm already looking forward to next year's show!