The Craftsmanship behind Crooked Creek Trail Saddles

The Craftsmanship behind Crooked Creek Trail Saddles

Crooked Creek Trail Saddles Crooked Creek saddles are handmade with the finest materials and workmanship available.  Each saddle has a lifetime guarantee on both the tree and craftsmanship. Most importantly, these trail saddles are built one at a time with close...
Can Copper Heal Me Spiritually and Physically?

Can Copper Heal Me Spiritually and Physically?

Can Copper Heal? Have you seen the old cowboy with the copper bracelet on his wrist?  It is all green around it, and the cuff is tarnished too.  Or maybe you have seen the commercial for the copper and magnetic knee wraps.  Maybe you have wondered “Can Copper...
Lets Talk Saddle Trees

Lets Talk Saddle Trees

Saddle Trees Most saddles, but not all, are made with the base.  The base of most saddles is a saddle tree.  First, there are a few different types of trees that saddle makers use in their saddles.  In this article, we are going to go over the different kinds of...
Boots that won’t Break the Bank: Save on Budget Friendly Boots

Boots that won’t Break the Bank: Save on Budget Friendly Boots

What are the best budget friendly boots on the market these days? You want a new pair of boots- for heaven sakes you have duck taped the ones you wear everyday, because you just haven’t given up on them. Am I right?  But you just don’t have a ton to spend...
Shop Green: Saving the earth one pair of shoes at a time

Shop Green: Saving the earth one pair of shoes at a time

Are you in the market to Shop Eco Green? I’m not going to lie, I’ve said it before, green is my favorite color!  It is the color of spring and the outdoors, and I love it.  I also love the idea of saving the earth and taking care of our land.  Eco is the...
Let’s talk about your Cinch

Let’s talk about your Cinch

Let’s talk about your Cinch A common question I get in the saddle shop is “what kind of girth or cinch works best?”.  Well, there are many different types of cinches out there, so for this discussion we will discuss the three main categories. ...
Making a silver cuff bracelet: Hand Engraving

Making a silver cuff bracelet: Hand Engraving

Hand Engraving Do you know what it looks like when someone is hand engraving a metal piece?  How do they get those bright cuts and designs?  Well, you are in for a treat! A typical day at the shop consists of making leather goods and silver products.  Often, Ryan is...
The first steps to finding your favorite bit

The first steps to finding your favorite bit

Finding Your Favorite Bit So your struggling to find your favorite bit?  Maybe you have tried several different kinds? But you still aren’t getting the results you are looking for. According to Al Dunning (horse trainer), in a recent live Facebook video, a great...
Skip These Mistakes and Take Control Of Your Business Dreams

Skip These Mistakes and Take Control Of Your Business Dreams

You Control Your Business Dreams With all businesses come successes and failures, some big and some small.  Our adventure owning a business in the Western Industry has brought us just that, success and failure.  We hope you can skip these mistakes and take control of...
Let’s Talk About Flex Tree Saddles

Let’s Talk About Flex Tree Saddles

What is a Flex Tree? A flex tree saddle is built with a tree that typically has a dual-bar system which is intended to provide both stability and flexibility in the saddle. Ideally, then the horse is able to move under the saddle, because it has a flexible tree that...
The people behind the American Made Brand HR Saddles & Tack

The people behind the American Made Brand HR Saddles & Tack

You might have met Hud Roberts of HR Saddlery located in Farmersville, Texas, but more than likely you haven’t heard his company’s American roots story. The Brand The brand has been built upon a made in America standard.  Quality made saddles and tack at a...
Cowboy DIY: How to make a Leather Coaster

Cowboy DIY: How to make a Leather Coaster

Five Steps To Make and Enjoy Your Own Leather Coaster Sometimes we just need to smell the leather and enjoy a little Cowboy DIY. Step 1 Gather your supplies The links below are affiliate links for your convenience (which means if you make a purchase after clicking a...
Time to make the old new again…PART 2…distress painting.

Time to make the old new again…PART 2…distress painting.

Making the old new again Lucky six outfitters has been busy getting ready for the season!  First they decided to refurbish the old metal boot outside the shop.  They got so many compliments that they decided to paint some more.   I thought you might like to see their...
All in a Days Work…things are about to get crazy at the shop!

All in a Days Work…things are about to get crazy at the shop!

 The Busy Season With summer and trail ride season coming to a start, things here at the shop are about to get crazy.  Some weeks we will work morning to night for up to 12 days in a row.  And at times things can get pretty hectic around the shop. Selling in the store...
Time To Make The Old New Again

Time To Make The Old New Again

Fresh and New It is that time of year again, during the spring and summer, when we like to take time to spiffy up the barn or arena, beautify our homes and refresh our businesses.  It is the time of year that we like things to be fresh and new. Now that it is starting...
5 Reasons to buy C&L Custom Made/Handmade Products

5 Reasons to buy C&L Custom Made/Handmade Products

Why would you buy C&L custom made or handmade products? As I was pondering and going through ideas to write about, I stumbled on “why someone would want to buy your product.” Then it came to me. Why would someone choose to buy C&L custom made...
How To Get Your Green On-Western Style

How To Get Your Green On-Western Style

Spring is here and the plants are budding.  Specks of green are shooting up all around us.  Green is decorating our trees, yards and hillsides. Fresh beginnings fill the air. St. Patrick’s day is almost here, too!  Green clovers, leprechaun suits, food coloring,...
Can you teach your horse to ride with hay string and bubble gum?

Can you teach your horse to ride with hay string and bubble gum?

How Often Do You Ride? Almost daily I have someone come into my shop looking for that special saddle, bit, pad or perfect combination of tack to make their horse ride better.  But what about the relationship between the horse and rider? I usually start off with the...
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