That Strategic Connector Strap
Tom and Tad Knowles, who own and operate Wildflower Saddles & Tack in Elizabeth, Colorado, have proven valuable resources for how-to tack-repair features. Here, Tad uses a saddle string to replace a broken connector strap between the front and back cinches.
Need a Rope Strap?Maybe you have a saddle that you consider the perfect ride - with one exception. There's no rope strap on the swells, and you like packing a rope when you're horseback. It doesn't matter if you work, compete or play with your rope, as long as it's handy on your saddle.
An Artisan's Journey
Texas bit- and spurmaker Wilson Capron, one of the Western culture's youngest master craftsmen, draws on firsthand cowboying experience and endless ambition.
Saddle SagaEditor's Note: This article appeared in the March-April 1940 issue of Western Horseman. For more on the Visalia Stock Saddle Company, see this month's print feature, "Visalia Style."
Nevada CraftsmanWorking on saddles wasn't a choice for Bill Maloy early in life. His grandparents first started running a pack string and horse concessions in Sequoia National Park in the 1920s. Eventually, his father joined the business and, as soon as he was old enough, Bill was a regular employee.