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A Time of Uncertainty

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This is an interesting chapter in life right now, with changes that seem to happen daily, if not hourly. A couple weeks ago we were disappointed that the spring shows had been canceled, and now we watch with a certain level of horror as businesses around us close their doors. To some businesses, this is temporary, and they will once again open their doors after all of this fades. Sadly, to other businesses, closing their doors for even a week means results in their doors being closed forever. We are all effected in some way by this current event. For...

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Newton Porter Vintage Saddle

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In the late 1850's Newton Porter was born in Independence, MO. By the end of the Civil War Newton Porter was left an orphan. He moved to St. Louis, MO where he was raised by an aunt. In his teens he started to learn the art of saddle making by serving an apprenticeship with a St. Louis, MO saddle maker. By 1875, Newton Porter opened his first saddle shop in Taylor, Texas which was an immediate success. However, in 1881 a fire wiped out the shop and Newton Porter closed his business and moved to Abilene, TX where he reopened another shop...

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Spring Sale

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The flowers are starting to bloom, horses are shedding out their winter woolies, the days are getting longer and allergy sufferers are starting to get grouchy. It's the perfect time for a Spring Sale!  If there's been a product that you keep coming back to, wishing it was hanging in your tack room, now is the time to get it! Head on over to www.buckarooleather.com from March 6th- March 16th and receive 20% off your purchase of $60 or more, just enter SPRINGAHEAD at check out. Unfortunately, this excludes saddles and alpaca items, however the Diamond Lite saddles are $100. 

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Fashions of the Old West Cowgirl

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Whether you are a cowgirl of today or a cowgirl from the Old West, making a fashion statement has always been apart of the cowgirl style. A traditional cowgirl outfit from the old west consisted of a pair of gauntlets, a short skirt, tall lace up boots, and a red scarf. The sash was probably a style adopted from Charlie Russell who, inspired by the vaquero costume, always wore a red sash. One famous cowgirl, Prairie Rose Henderson wore ostrich plumes over her bloomers and a blouse covered with bright sequins.     The cowgirl riding gauntlets came in a wide variety...

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