Category: Skivings

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Buck’s New Saddle

Buck is a customer from Las Vegas, NV, who operates Cowboy Trail Rides as well as Sages Original Seasoning. He wanted his company logo on the back of the cantle and his initials on...

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Diane’s New Ride

Diane DeWeese needed a new saddle for her horse Chance. He has been difficult to saddle fit and we discussed this last Spring at a Bruce Sandifer Workshop. Rod and Denise Nikkel helped us design...

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Nearly Two of a Kind

Three weeks ago my friend and customer Tony Jardine of Twin Falls, ID, called to see about getting a saddle made for him in short order. Fortunately I had a couple of spare trees...

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Detroit here I come!

Teresa liked a saddle I made a year ago for the Sheridan World Leather Debut. She tried the saddle out but it was too long for her smaller backed Arab so we started from...

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Edelweiss

The Edelweiss flower is not a common flower seen on saddles. However, this flower has been requested by two of my customers in the last year. Cindy from Winthrop, WA, recently  requested this be...

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Early California Skills of the Rancho

In June I had the opportunity to travel to Santa Barbara, CA, to have a booth at Bruce Sandifer’s Early Californio Skills of the Rancho. The venue was the Earl Warren Showgrounds, a classy...

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California Bound

Michelle asked only that we not use daffodils on her saddle. She helped me design the wide border on this Wade saddle and let me run wild with the rest of the design. The...

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Two Ravens

Over the past couple of years I’ve had some requests to do custom saddles where we utilize special carvings to express something very personal to the owner. I recently finished one such project for...

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Celtic Saddles

I’ve had a few opportunities to do some Celtic work on saddles. Here is a saddle built for Marcia Bower who wanted some Celtic work along with some Shamrocks to represent some important milestones...