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By Bill Reynolds

Winner of the yank Horse Publication's most sensible Equine booklet Award of the 12 months (2004)
Finalist for the 2005 Ben Franklin Award
Spanning time and approach, THE artwork OF THE WESTERN SADDLE is a party and visible dinner party of the smooth artistry of the western saddler and his craft. full of distinct photos and illustrations, this booklet celebrates the saddle as an ornamental hallmark of sophisticated attractiveness whereas pleasant the application of its important objective. the power for early guy to cultivate and journey the pony created the speedy development of man's power to trip and discover. The saddle-the epitome of shape following function-evolved to satisfy the utilitarian wishes of the rider and his initiatives, be they paintings or excitement.

Illustrated with old and modern examples of saddle type and ornament, THE paintings OF THE WESTERN SADDLE highlights the paintings of makers corresponding to Visalia inventory Saddle corporation, Meana, Miles urban Saddlery, Porter, Hamley, Edward H. Bohlin, McCabes, and Keyston Bros., besides modern makers reminiscent of Chas Weldon, Dale Harwood, Chuck Stormes, Don Butler, Chuck Treon, Jeremiah Watt, and so forth. Many saddles of the celebrities are featured from the golden age of the Hollywood Western; those contain clothes belonging to the Lone Ranger, Roy Rogers, Gene Autry, Barbara Stanwyck, Ken Maynard, and dollar Jones.

THE paintings OF THE WESTERN SADDLE additionally presents a glance on the many beautiful and unpublished examples of the best in silver and gold overlay and filigree saddle silver created by way of the West's preeminent metalsmiths. that includes three hundred photos, this quantity is an absolute needs to for all equestrians, in addition to for creditors and admirers of this certain and absolutely American craft.

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