Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Partial floral carved TM Roper

This saddle was made for Tyler Stradley out of southern Idaho.  It's on a Bill Bean tree, TM roper front end with a small wood post horn.  Thanks again for the business. 


Sunday, July 6, 2014

Rough Out TM Roper

 This saddle is going to Jacob Rose in Montana.  Built on a Bill Bean tree.  TM Roper swells, 4" round cantle, 16" seat, 2 7/8" x 3" horn with lots of taper.  Fully rough out with a ring inskirt rigging and jailhouse stirrups made by Miller Custom Stirrups. 

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Floral rough out on Bill Bean wade

I just shipped this saddle off last week to Quin Larsen in Wyoming.  I wasn't sure about doing this saddle after he explained to me what he wanted done.  This is the first and most likely last saddle I will do where the seat and fork are covered with one piece of leather.  I'm glad I can say I've done one but it was a lot of work.  All the floral carving was done on rough out which was also a first for me but I like the way it turned out.  Thanks for the business Quin.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Quarter breed Dean Oliver

This saddle is built on a Bill Bean tree going to Jess Kirkpatrick in Montana.  Dean Oliver front end with a small post horn and inskirt rigging. 


Rough out wade

Here's a rough out wade that went to Jacob Rose in Montana.  I did a little bit of swivel knife work on the horn, cantle and a few other places to dress it up a little.  It's built on a Keith Gertsch tree.  

Sunday, August 11, 2013

rough out mother hubbard

Interesting story here.  This saddle went to Jason Ward in Montana.  He's worked for my dad on the Hairpin for quite a few years now and I've been friends with Jason since back in high school.  Anyways he showed up at the ranch with this team roping saddle that he had that was built less than stellar but said it fit horses really well and was trying to talk me into recovering the saddle.  We ended the conversation that afternoon by me telling him if he tore the saddle apart down to the tree I'd cover it for him.  When I got to the shop the next morning the tree was in the shop all ready to be covered.  So I don't know who made the tree or the dimensions but we put short motherhubbard skirts on it and called it good.  

Quarter breed Dean Oliver

This saddle got delivered yesterday to Rhett Jacobs in Idaho.  Bill Bean tree.  Dean Oliver front, 2 7/8"X 3" horn, 16 1/2" seat, 4" cantle, 91.5* bars, and 5" visalia Kelly Nicholas stirrups.  Quarter breed floral with exposed stirrup leathers, inskirt rigging set just ahead of 7/8.