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During the last show that we went to my dad and mom met up with a couple named Lorin and Lisa Skyhorse.  They are skilled saddle makers that have turned their craft into an art.  After talking over some ideas, Andy and the Skyhorses came up with a few collaborative ideas that we’ve been excited to get to work on.

The first idea is a wooden saddle tree carved and sculpted by Andy with hand carved leather work and vintage silver from the Skyhorses.  Its debut will be at the Cowboy Christmas show in Las Vegas Nevada December 2nd-11th.

Both Andy and the Skyhorses are using materials that they have been saving for something special.  Andy selected a piece of wood that works perfectly for the cantle of the saddle tree. This particular piece of alligator juniper has been waiting for this saddle for over ten years.  This well-cured juniper complements the leather that the Skyhorses have selected and hand-carved. Their silver has been waiting for over 40 years for this project. It is old Mexican style, with silver scroll work cut out and overlaid on silver backing. We feel greatly honored to be a part of this experience!

We’ve posted a sneak peek of our part. Let us know what you think by commenting in the box below.

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