My Col­lec­tion

Horse & Rider - - MY COLLECTION -

The Col­lec­tor:

Wes Wetherell Pur­cell, Ok­la­homa

The Col­lec­tion:

Take one peek into Wetherell’s tack room and you’ll see two walls filled with bits and bri­dles, from floor to ceil­ing, all neatly hung up and ready to use.

In his vast bit col­lec­tion are a hand­ful of bits (pho­tographed here) that Wetherell says he’ll never part ways with, in­clud­ing a cou­ple of Gar­cia spade bits, a few Greg Dar­nall bits, and a pitch­fork-shank bit that Wetherell says horse trainers are con­stantly try­ing to pur­chase from him. “Once I stop us­ing that bit it’ll end up on a wall in my house,” Wetherell shares with a smile.

And while Wetherell doesn’t use the bits from his prized col­lec­tion ev­ery day—he chooses bit by horse, not the other way around— they con­tinue to sit in his tack room ready to use for when the right horse comes along.

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