Al Stohlman was a saddlemaker and leather craftsman who was probably as well known for the books he wrote as for the fine saddles he made. Al died in 1998, but Al Stohlman saddles are still coveted as solid, well crafted riding saddles. Together with his wife Ann, Al Stolhman wrote a three volume series [...]
I love books. I love to receive them as gifts, and I love to give them as gifts. I thought you might feel the same way, so I’m sharing my favorite western riding books. A great selection for the cowboy or cowgirl on your holiday list this year. And you just might want to circle [...]
Here’s a fascinating video from Hermann Oak Leather (the premier maker of leather used for saddle making) on the leather tanning process.
My last post was about the great Animal Planet series “Last American Cowboy” which features the Galt Ranch in White Sulphur Springs Montana, and several other ranches. I thought I’d share a fascinating book that also takes place on the Galt Ranch. The Cowboy Way: Seasons of a Montana Ranch by David McCumber is an [...]
I love that term – functional art. What could be better than something that’s both useful and beautiful? That’s the wonderful tradition that the Traditional Cowboy Arts Association (TCAA) celebrates. The incredible western art ofÂ saddlemaking, bit and spur making, silversmithing and rawhide braiding, and the best of the best who create this art. The [...]
If you travel with your saddle, you know finding a good way to transport it can be a challenge. If you’re pulling a trailer with a tack compartment your all set. But if you don’t have a tack room or aren’t traveling with a trailer, how do you transport your saddle? Throw it in the [...]
A while back I wrote about what I consider one of the best saddle shops – Flat Creek Saddle Shop in Jackson, Wyoming. Flat Creek isn’t too awfully far away from me (about 4 hours), so I’ve been there a lot. But there’s another Saddle Shop that I’m high on that I haven’t had the [...]
There’s a great new online source for horse and equestrian programming. It’s produced by the American Quarter Horse Association and it’s called America’s Horse TV. It’s available online at AmericasHorse.TV. America’s Horse TV will definitely have a Quarter Horse bent, which is great for Quarter Horse lovers like myself .Â But they’ll also have programs, [...]