I’m headed off in the morning to meet up with a great group of cowboy craftsmen/artists who bring their A game every year to the show in Oklahoma City.
I’ll also be meeting up with this saddle. This saddle was designed and built in honor of all the brave, horseback women who get it done with grit, determination, and a tender heart. The West would not be the special place it is without their contributions, working tirelessly (often without pay) on ranches striving to hold families and communities together. It is these women, past and present, tough and tender, to whom I dedicate this work.