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Donley Rawhide

Written by Doreen Shumpert This article originally appeared in Eclectic Horseman Issue No.41 Acclaimed rawhide braider Vince Donley grew up in Ohio, which may seem a...

Buckaroo Gear: A Way Of Life

Written by Doreen Shumpert This article originally appeared in Eclectic Horseman Issue No.39 Carlos Macias is cowboy through and through, but he’s not sure where it...

Jeremiah Watt: Something Different

Written by Doreen Shumpert This article originally appeared in Eclectic Horseman Issue No.38 The courage to do something different places you in a different position. Being...

The Double Diamond Halter Co.

Written by Doreen Shumpert "It's tougher than you think." With that simple statement, the “gauntlet had been thrown down” as Pete Melniker said, the challenge was...

Hagel’s Cowboy Gear

Written by Doreen Shumpert This article originally appeared in Eclectic Horseman Issue No.35 What once started out as a summer job for teenage Wyoming ranch cowgirl...

Tooling of the Trade

Written by Doreen Shumpert Known best for his rich and beautiful Sheridan-style, wild-rose tooling patterns on his leather work and saddles, Ray Arthun originally hailed...

The Family Man of Frecker’s Saddles

Written by Dorreen Shumpert On right: 7X mixed-flower tooling wade with antique finish with matching martingale. Made by Kent Frecker If you’ve got your eyes on...

The Mecate Master

Written by Doreen Shumpert The horsehair mecate is as traditional to Spanish-influenced horsemanship as fireworks are to the Fourth of July. However, master craftsmen like...

Gary Wiggins, Cowboy Gear Maker

Written by Doreen Shumpert Gary and Cynthia Wiggins (Wiggins Bits and Spurs) transplanted one year ago from the hustle and bustle of Castle Rock, Colo. to...

Bucking Rolls

Written by Cary Shwarz Bucking rolls have increased in popularity within the last few years, which has followed the increased demand for slick fork saddles....