Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Another great thing about being in Park City was all of the amazing people that we met. We had some really awesome people in the Cowboy Shop this weekend. It is so much fun talking to people, finding out about them and where they are from. It is so cool to be able to introduce the western style of fashion to people.
If you get to Park City be sure to stop in and check out the Cowboy Shop it is on the corner of 4th and Main.
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Dan is an amazing leather artist, in additon to saddles he creates custom belts and other leather accessories. He has a lot of knowledge to share. You can read stories, ask questions, and get great tips from the blog. Be sure to check it out.
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Of course there are those that say why buy something that looks used? That is the point, it's all broken in without any of the work. Plus it looks like it is something you have had for a while and no one will even know the difference. Also distressing adds that character that we are looking for.
So if you are looking for a little attitude or to change the attitude you have, try on a hat you may be pleasantly surprised.
Thursday, February 10, 2011
* Carol Gostree designs a line of bits for Equibrand. Carol is a world champion barrel racer that was teaching school and could not find a bit suitable for her horse, she took a bit to the school shop teacher with what she had in mind and had him build one for her. She had been designing bits for over 30 years
* In 1993 Beth Cross and Pam Parker set out to create a new company that would revolutionize footwear for riders. They founded Ariat, America's number one English and Western performance foot wear brand.
* In 1925 Miss Enid Justin founded the Nocona Boot Company following the death of her father " Daddy Joe" Justin. Miss Enid was a key part of the Nocona Boots until her death in October 1990.
History is so important to us at Burns Saddlery, and it has been so fun learning about our manufacturers, especially those great women that have contributed so much to the western lifestyle.
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Thursday, February 3, 2011
The reason I am sharing this is because I am so amazed by her strength and outlook on life. She will be 14 years old next week and has been through a lot by most standards, yet she remains strong and positive. That made me think about all the people who "fall off of their horses" figuratively and literally and the inner strength that it takes to get back on. It isn't just the physical act of getting back on, it is the mental aspect of overcoming a bad experience. Every day we are all faced with "falling off our horse" and having the strength to get back on and continue the ride.
That made me realize that is part of "The Cowboy Way" and I am so grateful to be associated with such an amazing way of thinking.