Visitors, Family and Friends

Thanks for stopping by... be sure to leave a message and a photo if you like.
See you again!

Dec. 5, 2014

Stephanie Dally

Hello! I have attached a photo of a bit I am using now. Can you make this type of bit?

Nov. 2, 2013

Arbalette Castle Ranch

We are starting a vintage collection for our original northern california ranch.

Aug. 26, 2013

Katherine Marine

Do you have a schedule of shows that you go to, or a catalog to see all your beautiful work? I live in Tucson,AZ and would love to add your bits to my collection.

Nov. 23, 2012

Patti and Gary Field

sorry Mike... this is a snaffle-free website. We have never made them; our bits speak for themselves!

Thanks for the kind compliments!

Nov. 12, 2012

Mike Lambert

I got one of your bits at I think the last saddle show at my cousin's Lou Henhehold feed store, THE MILL, every horse I have used it on loves it, Have you every made a snaffle bit? Keep up the great job and family history.

Sep. 3, 2012

Pierce Stewart

My name is Pierce Stewart. My mother was the daughter of Lucy Johanna Field and George Charles Hesse of Santa Barbara. I have Field and Hesse family photos as well as what is left of the family bible. Please contact me with as I would like to fill in all
the missing blanks

Jun. 26, 2012


I just found out this fine artist has passed. I had one of theses bits with the Santa Barbara Cheeks but with a correction mouth. It was beautiful. I lost it in our fire. I hope you will be able to continue to make these fine bits. If I could replace it let me know. Thank you again.

Website May. 18, 2012

Pete Spates

I have just learned of "Ed's" passing. He made a bit for me 12 years ago. One of the most beautiful pieces of gear I have. In that time I have had the privlidge of putting 7 horses up in the bridle. All of them, knowing, that they were in the best bits they would ever wear.

It is with great sadness to know he is no longer with us. My most sincere sympathy to the Fields family. We have all lost someone we cared deeply about and loved.

Feb. 4, 2012

Bunny Schmitter Smith

Sorry about Ed's passing. Have great memories from the "old days" Enjoyed reading the article and a great website

Jan. 18, 2012

HG & Gerri Smith

Dear Fields Family, We were so sorry to hear about Ed passing away. We just want to say thank you for all of the wonderful memories, stories and the kindness he always showed. We feel bleesed to have a little of his work.

Jan. 4, 2012

Doris Brown GRANDE Rose [widow of Elmer Grande]

Hello, Gary and Patti, had email from Fred Grande about your Ed's passing being on here so decided to get a copy of it. I had not seen Ed nor any of your family since the marriage of Sid Grande's dau Sandy in 1971??? What a history he has left for all the family! I am still collecting FIELD family info if you would like a copy.
..I have shared what I have with your cousin Edwin Ratcliffe who hass a message above this one ...Just contact me at

Jun. 8, 2011

Heather Kieley

I just purchased a bridle and spurs. wondering if you know the history. the bit has E.G. Field 3-17-91 S.B.CA. and the spurs have E.G. Field S.B.CA. 1990 the feed store in Morongo Ca. I purchased them from had the name of kennedy on the price tag.

Nov. 8, 2010

Edwin (Field/Long) Ratcliffe

For Diana Field Steele. Are you of the Santa Barbara Field family? If so, you might want to exchange information I have a rather extensive Field family genealogy research: but I have very little on descendants below my great grandfather Edwin Field of Rhode Island -- to Downieville, CA and then Santa Barbara (1822 - 1902) and his wife Maria A. Leyva (1843 - 1023)
I am very interested in filling in some additional Field folks of the Santa Barbara area.
My great aunt was Louise Field "Bedo" who was Edwin's daughter Mary Lucia Field's. I knew "Bedo" until the time of her death in Paradise, CA at age 101.
I sure hope your might have information for me as well. Best wishes

Website Sep. 26, 2010

Diana Steele

Hey all. Glad to see the spur business is still going.
go to my facebook page and see my red dog. Jessie would like it her

Jul. 30, 2010

mrs.bob donlon

This message is for Mr. Ed Fields..You made a number of bits for my late husband. I still have them. Hope you are doing well. Peggy Donlon

Jul. 29, 2010

Tonja Banaga Sweeney

Hello Field family!! So proud of your website it looks great...And even more proud to have a few bits and spurs from this great collection.I use my spurs everyday and enjoy them i get comps on them all the time. Always happy to share where they came from.Please give my best to Aunt Jessie and Uncle Ed... Gary hope you have a happy happy birthday!!!Tonja Sweeney

Jul. 29, 2010

Nancy Dunham Campbell

Happy Birthday Gary!! I remember so many good times as kids with you and your family! Love your work and can't wait to see you again.

Jan. 9, 2010

matt miller

great job guys!! the product photos turned out real nice-you can clearly see your beautiful work and details.keep it up!

Jan. 9, 2010

Ken & Carolyn Osborne

Hi to all the Field Family,
Enjoyed & love your new web site. Always a pleasure visiting with you at Sant Ynez Vaquero show. See you on the show trail.
Ken & Carolyn - 2 Spirist Trading......

Website Aug. 5, 2008


Nice job Sis! Great site. The photos of the Spurs, Bits and all the family shots are great too!

Love to you,

Aug. 5, 2008

Doris Grande Rose

Hello, Gary, I was married to Elmer J. Grande, son of Elsie Juanita FIELD & Sidney L. Grande... you probably don't remember them as they moved from Santa Barbara in 1942 to Blythe CA. Which of Elsie Juanita's brothers was your father or grandfather???

I have a great FIELD ANCESTRY FILE if you are interested in going back more than 5 generations?? Let me know; I am delighted to see that a FIELD is now on the internet!!

I received your site info from Nancy Grande Belden & Diana Field Steel..........nice site, enjoyed it!

Doris Brown GRANDE-Rose
Elmer died in 1984.

Website Aug. 4, 2008

Pauli from Finland

Great site !

Aug. 3, 2008

Melissa Field

I love the website! It looks really good!

Aug. 2, 2008

Jim and Kathy

Dear Patty and Gary,
Great site! We enjoyed looking at it! Will send pics you requested. Love Kathy and JIm

Aug. 1, 2008

John Effingham

Patti & Gary, What a nice idea I may have to try it myself. You did a great job. I didn’t know Gary had real talent (just kidding).
Uncle John

Jul. 31, 2008

Klaus Kitzmann

Good job you guys ! Love the pics of your family and Gary's art work. I'd love to see more pics of the 4-legged family members too. Much Love Klaus

Jul. 30, 2008

Denise Leming

Way to go, guys!!! This looks great. I will pass this site on. Luve you guys mucho and miss you even more!!! D.

Jul. 30, 2008

Carolyn Roberts

WOW! I'm impressed, I had no idea...Great site, loved the pictures
Love, Carolyn

Website Jul. 30, 2008

diana steele

Hey guys really proud of you loved the pictures not sure who every one is did know some of them keep up the good work
Aunt Diana

Jul. 30, 2008

Cindy Ruda

What a great idea. Fun to see the bit and spur part of your life.

Jul. 30, 2008

Linda Bailey

Hi! This is fantastic! Liked the family pics and the slide show of the spurs. How long did it take you to get together? Linda

Jul. 30, 2008

Mitzi McGinnis

Awesome spurs! You guys should come out for Cowboy Christmas! Not sure how you would get a booth...but bet you'd make some $$$$ Those are gorgeous! Have a great day! Mitzi

Jul. 30, 2008

christy berg

Wow! Fabulous!!! I actually never knew exactly what Gary was making, so it was cool to see the pictures. They are beautiful:)