Welcome to our NEW Website!

Welcome to our NEW Website!

I am so happy to present you with my new website!  I hope you enjoy  the new format, seeing a few additional products (more to come!), and reading Blogs (first for me!) under "Tack Talk with Barbara".  


The "Special Collections" category is where you will find information about having me create for you something that is NOT offered as one of my "regulars".  You dream it....show me some photos, and I'll try to create it for you in either 1:9 or 1:6 scale.

Let's talk about your ideas. 

 

If you are already a customer, please take the opportunity to comment (5 star rating scale)  and "Write a Review" on a product you have purchased from me in the past!  This opportunity is offered to you on every product page. . This would be greatly appreciated as my newer customers can see what you all have experienced  working with me, and how you feel about the saddles, harnesses, or other products  I have made for you.  

Thanks,

Barbara

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Humility

Humility

 

The dictionary defines Humility as:

n. the state or quality of being humble: lowliness of mind: modesty. humble, adj. low: lowly: modest: unpretentious: having a low opinion of oneself.

** Humility is in fact, one of the most powerful and important attributes of growth.

 

My Dad was a humble man! It was likely one of his greatest attributes.  He would often say things like, “The next saddle I make will be even better!” and “I’ve still got so much to learn”, passing on his “humbleness” to me, while creating magnificent saddles from his own paper designs.

 

As many of you know, I am proud to carry on the legacy of my father, “Ben” who was a master leather craftsman and my mentor.  He began making “little saddles” about 4 years before he passed.  Learned (apprenticed) under his watchful eye and learned from someone who actually worked on “real” saddles his whole life, for several years.  The techniques I learned show in the saddles I make these days.

 

I think of Dad so often, while I am working on my orders, thinking he is smiling down at me from heaven.  Our little business has grown!  He would be proud.  When I communicate with my wonderful customers, (as Dad did) they let me know in such wonderful ways that I have make a difference in their lives and brought a smile to their faces. Dad did that too! I guess I’m getting more like him every day. 

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BCT Model Horse Herds

BCT Model Horse Herds

People often don’t believe me when I say I have “herds” of model horses in my shop. I really am quite serious. I have a what I call a “WORKING HERD” and a “PHOTOGRAPHY HERD”. Over time I have gathered a large supply of model horses (both 1:9 scale and 1:6 scale) to help me make and sell my saddles...
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