Tuesday, March 26, 2013
I recently learned of a collection of bridle bits I haven't had a chance to look at. They're located at the office of New York Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. I had the opportunity to meet with Michael Roets and Paul Huey, who were extremely helpful in providing me access to bridle bits and related field notes. The trip was about 3 1/2 hours from Long Branch, NJ. I left directly after work, then spent the day in Albany collecting data. I had a great time and was very happy to learn of the assemblage. I'm pleased to say that some of the specimens strengthened one of my arguments I've been working on in my thesis for the past several months. I can't wait to add the information to my results!