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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 Scott Hardy

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...

Storylines in Saddle Leather – Rick Bean shares the process behind his artistry

Story and Photos by A.J. Mangum This article originally appeared in Eclectic Horseman Issue No.73 Rick Bean’s saddle shop occupies the center of the ground floor...

Elegant Ways – Revered Craftsman Bill Heisman

Written by A.J. Mangum This article originally appeared in Eclectic Horseman Issue No.72 Bill Heisman’s bit and spur shop is on the edge of Saguaro National...

Curiosity & Craft – Dave Alderson’s Never-ending Pursuit of Knowledge

Story and Photos by A.J. Mangum This article originally appeared in Eclectic Horseman Issue No.70. Editors note: Alderson has since resigned from the TCAA. Inside Dave Alderson’s...

The Ground Seat

This article originally appeared in Eclectic Horseman Issue No.66 Saddle makers are often asked what a person should look for in a comfortable saddle. Though...

Cary Schwarz – Thoughts on Saddlemaking

Written by Heather Smith Thomas There are many good saddlemakers/ craftsmen who create superior western tack. Cowboy gear has become an art form in recent...

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