“In recent years there has been a return to that which was considered well known, the horse and its spread, for a closer look at the subject. The Martins’ extensive research into photographic and graphic resources as well as museum and private collections has produced vast details concerning horse gear; this has brought about a better understanding of the movement of the horse as well as developing recognition of the artistic changes in the minutiae of horse gear. Ned Martin’s excellent photographic renderings illustrate each point with eye-catching clarity. The combination of photographs of stunning silver bridles along with historic photographs and Winfield Coleman’s dramatic illustrative paintings results in an elegant, attractive book. The Martins and Bob Bauer have presented the acquisition of the horse and the development of new styles of silver bridles to the public in beautifully published form through Hawk Hill Press.”
–excerpt from the Foreword by Barton Wright, former director of scientific research at the San Diego Museum of Man; retired curator of the Museum of Northern Arizona and archeologist for the Amerind Foundation; noted author of books on Pueblo culture.
“The 2010 Old West Show is proud to announce the premiere of "Bridles of the Americas," the latest publication from the always amazing Hawk Hill Press. Volume I of a planned three volume series, the book features the fancy silver bridles of Mexico, Southern Plains Indians and the Navajo. The book is beautifully photographed and illustrated, meticulously researched, and promises to be a "must have" for every collector's library.” --Brian Lebel's Old West Show & Auction
SIZE: 14” x 12 ½” 144 pages