Here at the Bridle Horse Shop we are all about tradition.
I have actively been a student and admirer of the
bridle horse culture for many years.
HOw we approach our work
Through my shop, I want to continue to support and encourage that style of horsemanship with traditional equipment that works as good as it looks. Speed and mass production are not part of the Bridle Horse Shop mentality. Every piece of equipment that comes out of the shop is made with the same commitment, integrity, and pride that you put into making a bridle horse. I use only the finest English style bridle leathers, and #1 Hermann Oak skirting and strap leather for all my projects. You can ride knowing the Bridle Horse Gear stamp puts your outfit a notch above the rest.
commitment, integrity, and pride
In the early days there were many big saddle shops that made everything from saddles and harness, to gun holsters and headstalls. Every item to come out of those big shops was made to high quality standards for the working cowboys in their region. Most of those items today are prized collector pieces.
There are very few big shops left anymore. Most of the top saddlemakers today are more specialized and run a small shop, building just saddles. The quality of many of these saddles is absolutely outstanding, but I know from experience that it is difficult to find strap goods that are of the same high quality. Good saddlemakers simply can’t take time away from the next saddle customer to make someone a pair of spur straps, or a breast collar, or headstall etc.
This is where the Bridle Horse Shop comes in. I don’t make saddles, although I have in the past. My focus is on high quality, well made strap goods so that a cowboy and his horse are outfitted from top to bottom with the best equipment available.
"I KNOW COWBOYS THAT ARE STILL USING THE SAME HEADSTALL
THEY BOUGHT FROM ME 20 YEARS AGO, AND I HAVE
A COMMITMENT TO THAT TYPE OF QUALITY."
ORDER YOUR OWN HANDCRAFTED GEAR
I am primarily a custom shop but I always try to have some gear for sale at all times. What we have on hand is listed and can be purchased from the inventory page on this site, or it will be hanging in the shop for you to look at. Keep checking back here because the inventory items will always be changing. If it’s a custom order you want, call, e-mail, or stop by. I am always happy to work with you, so you get a piece that will fit the type of horses you ride and have the look you desire.
I can make the silver ornamentation as simple or elaborate as you want. When it comes to silver embellishments the customer does indeed have options. I use sterling silver overlay for a lot of projects. Either factory produced for the budget minded or custom work to go a notch above. Depending on the customer’s particular wants and wallet size, I rely on several different custom silversmiths for solid sterling silver that I use on both custom and inventory items.
Let’s talk about what you would like to have, I’d be happy to give you a quote. I hope you enjoy your time here on our site and I look forward to meeting you soon.