Saddle-Fit Roundtable

Saddle-Fit Roundtable

When it comes to purchasing a custom saddle, it’s important your investment fits your horse. Here, eight of the world’s top saddlemakers share their insights on the art and science of saddle fit. Continued from the November 2009 issue of Western Horseman.

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Rawhide Care

Rawhide Hobbles by Mehl LawsonRawhide tack is an important part of stock horse heritage, going back to the early vaqueros. Unfortunately, many owners of rawhide reins, hobbles, reatas and other equipment neglect to properly care for their tack, shortening its lifespan as working gear.

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Saddles of the World

Argentina GauchoWhen traveling aboard, leave behind your expectations, and your saddle. Learn how four horse cultures outside the United States put their own spin on stock saddles.




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The Legendary Link

SpurUsing a traditional method of melding silver and steel, bit and spur maker Chuck Irwin connects contemporary cowboys to Californio-style craftsmanship.

 

 

 

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