Buckaroo John's Blog

Caring for Rawhide

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If you have fallen in love with the Vaquero style of tack and riding, you've most certainly seen rawhide. If you've never looked into the art of rawhide braiding, I strongly recommend doing so, as it is rumored to be a dying art form and will give you an immense amount of appreciation for the time and talent that goes into making pieces. Rawhide can be used as accents on bridles, reins and breast collars. It is used for bosals and even entire bridles and rein sets. They are treasures to see and to own, and one must care for...

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New Year, New Products

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This year, Buckaroo Leather is striving to put out more new product, and we would love to share with you our latest! Introducing the Hackamore Yacht Rope Mecate. The bosal is a beautifully hand braided 12 plait, measuring 5/8" with an all rawhide core (not a cable core). The headstall hanger is from Hermann Oak harness leather, with a cowboy tie adjustment. The mecate rein is made out of durable yacht rope, measuring 5/8” and 22 feet long. The mecate is tied to the bosal in a specialized manner that adjusts the fit of the bosal around the muzzle of the horse and creates both a looped rein...

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Ringing in the New Year

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There are only a few days of 2019 left, which I find very hard to believe. Time flies faster and faster with each year that passes. Looking back, we are so thankful for the journey, and for each lesson learned in the different seasons. With each year that passes there is loss, change, getting out of comfort zones, newness, and with all that comes personal growth, if one allows.  It is a societal tradition to write down New Year's Resolutions, although I must admit I have never been a fan of doing so. To each year that sets before me,...

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Happy Holidays

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We here at Buckaroo Leather would like to wish you and yours a very wonderful and blessed holiday season. Regardless of what or how you celebrate this time of year, find joy and peace, slow down and enjoy the little things in life.    Happy Holidays, from Buckaroo Leather.

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National Day of the Horse

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"National Day of the Horse on December 13th encourages people of the United States to be mindful of the contribution of horses to the economy, history, and character of the United States." When you take a minute to really read the intention of National Day of the Horse, you realize just how significant the horse's role is, not just in the development of our country, but in our hearts and souls.  “The horse. Here is nobility without conceit, friendship without envy, beauty without vanity. A willing servant, yet never a slave.” -Ronald  Duncan To the wild ones, that were here before...

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