Bits and Spurs: In Memory of Wade Raney
At press time, we regrettably learned of Wade Raney’s passing. At the request of his family and friends, we’ve decided to run his story in remembrance. Thanks for the laughs, Wade.
Saddle Making and Dummy Building with Jeff Gollehon
Nearly 50 years after lifelong Montanan Jeff Gollehon spied his dream occupation, not only is he still crafting saddles like the saddlemakers who inspired him, he’s building roping dummies and keeping his eyes peeled for the chance to make good on one yet-to-be realized dream.
In the Fire: Joshua Ownbey Custom Orders
Joshua Ownbey puts his Texas panhandle cowboy roots to use with the creation of each unique hand-forged product he makes.
All in the Ropes: The Gonzales Family
In 1998, Jesse Gonzales was hired on at Cactus Ropes. As members of his family began following suit through the last 20-plus years, they amassed more than 250 years of experience building ropes.
Traditional Cowboy Arts: Beau Compton
TCAA Artist and team roper Beau Compton looks forward in his silver shop and the roping arena.
Sky’s the Limit: Skyline Bits and Spurs
Carson Jorgensen is carving out his niche in the bit-making business with Skyline Bit and Spur.
Lewis Saddle Tree Co.’s Kevin Johnson
Horseshoer and craftsman Kevin Johnson took the reins at Lewis Saddle Tree Co. in 2011 and, since then, the company has found a thriving niche in the tree-making business.