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 also …

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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 other, …

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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 on …

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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 Saddle …

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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 Vaqueros …

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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 the …

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Time to update some galleries….

Over the past several months I have had the opportunity to build some pretty interesting saddles. Today I finally took the time to update my saddle galleries with these new additions. Please take a moment …

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Of Luckenbooths and Claddaghs…

“Frankly my dear I don’t give a damn!”  We all (well at least a lot of us) know this line from the famous 1939 movie “Gone with the Wind”.  The film’s leading man, Rhett Butler, …

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