Mexican Chihuahua Spurs

Another popular collectors item and one that is quite widely traded at shows and online are the Mexican spurs, worn by the Vaqeuero (the Spanish name in the US for cowboys or cattle herders).  These cast iron spurs were quite basic in design and often had very minimal flair or silver-work, but their unique look have made them very desirable to collectors.

The hall-marks of a pair of Mexican cowboy spurs can be summarized as follows:

  • Larger rowells with many points.
  • Simple design.
  • Basic or crude patterning or surface design.
  • Chunky or larger heel-bands.

The Mexican boot spur may also have a "Pajados" or "Jingle Bob" attached.  The Jingle Bob is a item that attaches to the rowell. This item gives the cowboy spur its distinctive jingle sound when walking.

mexican cowboy spurs

Mens Metalab Big Chihuahua Spurs Raw Steel Western Horse Tack
Mens Metalab Big Chihuahua Spurs Raw Steel Western Horse Tack
$43.19
ANTIQUE EARLY PANCHO VILLA ERA MEXICAN CHIHUAHUA STYLE CALIFORNIA VAQUERO SPURS
ANTIQUE EARLY PANCHO VILLA ERA MEXICAN CHIHUAHUA STYLE CALIFORNIA VAQUERO SPURS
$2,800.00
Mexican Vaquero Silver CHIHUAHUA SPUR
Mexican Vaquero Silver CHIHUAHUA SPUR
$85.00
HANDMADE CHIHUAHUA VAQUERO SPURS HAND ENGRAVED UNIQUE SET 19A
HANDMADE CHIHUAHUA VAQUERO SPURS HAND ENGRAVED UNIQUE SET 19A
$29.95
Antique American Cowboy Horse Spurs Iron Mexican Chihuahua Vaqueros 19th Century
Antique American Cowboy Horse Spurs Iron Mexican Chihuahua Vaqueros 19th Century
£164.76
HANDMADE CHIHUAHUA VAQUERO SPURS HAND ENGRAVED UNIQUE SET 15A
HANDMADE CHIHUAHUA VAQUERO SPURS HAND ENGRAVED UNIQUE SET 15A
$29.95
EXCEPTIONALLY NICE OLD  RARE BUERMANN HEAVYWEIGHT 4 DOM PEDRO SPURS  STRAPS
EXCEPTIONALLY NICE OLD RARE BUERMANN HEAVYWEIGHT 4 DOM PEDRO SPURS STRAPS
$350.00
HANDMADE CHIHUAHUA VAQUERO SPURS HAND ENGRAVED UNIQUE SET 11A
HANDMADE CHIHUAHUA VAQUERO SPURS HAND ENGRAVED UNIQUE SET 11A
$29.95
HANDMADE CHIHUAHUA VAQUERO SPURS HAND ENGRAVED UNIQUE SET 8A
HANDMADE CHIHUAHUA VAQUERO SPURS HAND ENGRAVED UNIQUE SET 8A
$29.95