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Chuck Stormes

Chuck Stormes
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Chuck is an award-winning saddlemaker who spends his free time researching the origins of New World horsemanship. He is a long-time admirer of the California stock horse and is currently writing a biography of master braider Luis Ortega, to be published soon. He is a founding member of the Traditional Cowboy Arts Association. Learn more: www.chuckstormes.com

The Wade Saddle Fabulous or Fad?

Written by Chuck Stormes This article originally appeared in Eclectic Horseman Issue No.69 About forty years ago I started hearing stories about Ray Hunt and his...

The Elements of the Saddle Part 3: The Rigging

Written by Chuck Stormes This article originally appeared in Eclectic Horseman Issue No.15 The original "saddle", a simple cloth much like a saddle blanket, and the...

The Elements of the Saddle Part 2: The Seat

Written by Chuck Stormes This article originally appeared in Eclectic Horseman Issue No.13 Many of the nineteenth and early twentieth century saddleries were large firms doing...

The Elements of the Saddle Part 1: The Tree

Written by Chuck Stormes There are three elements of a saddle that are of primary importance: the tree, the seat and the rigging. If all...

One Man’s Opinion About One Man’s Opinion

Written by Chuck Stormes This article originally appeared in Eclectic Horseman Issue No.5 The Vaquero’s horse with characteristic headset rolling the cricket of a silver-mounted...

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