Category: Skivings

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TCAA Emerging Artists Entry

I was fortunate to be selected to exhibit a saddle in this year’s Traditional Cowboy Arts Association Emerging Artists show in Mesa, Arizona. The three day show was held in conjunction with the annual...

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2015 if off to a Running Start

I don’t usually travel much anymore since moving out of my former life’s work but January as been an exception. With all the work in the shop over the past year there hasn’t been...

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Some recent projects

I have really been blessed with some great customers over the past year. It is not only fulfilling as well as challenging to work on the saddle projects I am asked to do but...

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2014 Idaho Saddlemaker’s Summit

On September 5-6 we held our inaugural Idaho Saddlemaker’s Summit in Salmon, Idaho. The concept was to get together saddlemakers from the state into one location for the opportunity to get to know each...

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Re-Creating some history, part III

This project is really turning into a lot of fun. In the last post I had just finished attaching the skirts and securing the rigging to the tree. I am now ready to move...

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Re-Creating some history, part II

Before I go any further on the development of this saddle I should show a picture of the saddle I am using as a model. Again this saddle was built by the Sherman Loomis...

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Re-Creating some history

I’ve been very interested in the saddles made in California during the 1800’s. Makers such as Visalia, Garcia, Loomis, and others from that period made some beautiful as well as very functional saddles for...

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Bruce Sandifer Workshop

I have always felt that if I can become a better horseman then I could apply that skill set to become a better saddle maker. By this I mean that I could better understand...