vintage bridle

One of the most distinct Walla Walla, Wash., braided black horsehair prison bridles sold for $2,588 in 2009 at High Noon auctions. Leather lined and regally adorned with engraved prison-made German silver mountings, the bridle is inset with abalone, onyx, rosettes and seven tassels. Its classic hardware store iron bit, reins and romal dates this piece to the 1920s-30s.

Walla Walla bridle