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A.J. Magnum

A.J. Magnum
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A.J. Mangum is a writer and photographer. He is the editor of Ranch & Reata magazine; the founding editor of the publishing and multimedia venture The Frontier Project Inc.; a contributing writer to such publications as Eclectic Horseman and Persimmon Hill; and the author of the nonfiction collection Undiscovered Country. Learn more: www.ajmangumphoto.com

Saints & Crosses – with Craftsmen Ernie Marsh and Wilson Capron

Story by A.J. Mangum This article originally appeared in Eclectic Horseman Issue No.89 Craftsmen Ernie Marsh and Wilson Capron discuss traditional bit styles and cheek designs. We’re...

Rigging Insight with John Willemsma

Story by A.J. Mangum This article originally appeared in Eclectic Horseman Issue No.87 Oklahoma saddlemaker John Willemsma sheds light on a fundamental part of a saddle’s...

Hidden Harmony with Wilson Capron

Story by A.J. Mangum This article originally appeared in Eclectic Horseman Issue No.85 Subscribe Today! According to bit and spur maker Wilson Capron, the secret to effective...

Effective Saddle Design – Saddlemaker Troy West explains five traits that...

Story by A.J. Mangum This article originally appeared in Eclectic Horseman Issue No.83 “Imagine you’re driving down the road and you see a beautiful car,” says...

Quality Rawhide – Texas rawhide braider Leland Hensley shares insight on...

Story by A.J. Mangum This article originally appeared in Eclectic Horseman Issue No. 82 Leland Hensley is driving across Oklahoma, bound for Kansas, when he answers...

Quality Control

Story and Photos by A.J. Mangum This article originally appeared in Eclectic Horseman Issue No.80 For saddlemaker Chuck Stormes, independence has allowed an unrestricted pursuit of...

Western Buckle Design

Washington silversmith Mark Drain shares his insight Silversmith Mark Drain’s career took root in Reno, Nevada, in the early 1970s, during the city’s heyday as...

Cultural Exchange

Story and Photos by A.J. Mangum This article originally appeared in Eclectic Horseman Issue No.75 Argentine rawhide braiders Pablo Lozano and Armando Deferrari are ambassadors for their...

Cutting a Path – Rawhide Braider Nate Wald

Story and Photos by A.J. Mangum This article originally appeared in Eclectic Horseman Issue No.71 When Nate Wald was a student at Bozeman’s Montana State University,...

Ethics of Arts & Craft – An Interview With Silversmith...

Story and Photos by A.J. Mangum This article originally appeared in Eclectic Horseman Issue No.74 Five years into his career as a silversmith, Scott Hardy had...

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