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Trainer Spotlight: Sue Watkins

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The horse world certainly wouldn't be what it is if it weren't for trainers. Trainers can specialize in many aspects of horses and riding. Some are happier starting colts, others like to help the "problem" horses become respectable citizens, while others help with general riding, finesse, equitation and more.  We would like to introduce a trainer than many of you may know about, Sue Watkins: Susan Watkins a lifelong professional horsewoman who has trained and competed in most equine disciplines from Hunters to Ranch Roping, and is well recognized in the Working Equitation world, acquiring her foundation in the sport...

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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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