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Wednesday, October 5, 2011


I came across this old photo the other day of my brother and I riding double bareback on Scooter.  Jim was 14 yrs. old.  I was 10 yrs. old.  Other than the antenna coming out of my brothers head (I always knew he was an alien), I like the picture.  We had lots of fun with Scooter.  That old silver Garcia limber bit that is in her mouth is hanging on my wall.  I bet that might be worth something today. :0)


"Today, Garcia bits and spurs continue to be built by carefully trained Mexican craftsmen who proudly continue the tradition of quality and beauty expected of the Garcia name. The same mouthpiece and cheekpiece designs are used that were used in Guadalupe’s time, with the addition of a few new cheekpiece patterns. Just as they were at the turn of the century, Garcias are still used by working cowboys everywhere."

     "However, cowboys and horsemen are no longer the only ones in the market for Garcia bits and spurs. Collectors, enchanted and intrigued by the mystique of the old West, seek the vintage pieces like a pirate seeks treasure. Unfortunately, the market has recently been flooded by imitation Garcias, built by unscrupulous makers seeking to profit unlawfully from the trademarked Garcia name."

Guess I better find some silver polish :0)


Karen said...

Great photo of you and your brother on Scooter. I wouldn't even have noticed the 'alien aerial' if you hadn't pointed it out:)
That's a great bit, get it polished up:)

Karen said...


Some of those could be weapons of torture in the wrong hands.

gvmama said...

There are so many imitations today of the Garcia bit. Any 'bit' is torture in the wrong hands, but some of those look a bit wicked! Thanks for the ebay site.