Ernie Marsh has been a professional bit and spur maker for 25 years. His hardworking background includes ranching, rodeo, and timber felling. He pursued his passion of building his bridle bits and spurs with the same serious attitude and desire to learn the skills required. He considers himself fortunate to have had opportunities to gain insight from horsemen and engravers — noted masters of the trade. With his wife, Teresa, Marsh currently resides near Lovell, Wyoming. As a TCAA founding member and a 2016 United States Artists Katie Weitz Fellowship recipient in Traditional Arts, Marsh has influenced the work of many contemporary bit and spur makers.