Hollywood’s Bootmaker: John Allen Woodward

By Danna Burns-Shaw John Allen Woodward | USA When you are introduced to remarkable artisanship, you are compelled to know who is responsible…and   how did this incredible artist become so outstanding? The first time you see, hold, touch and feel the quality of John Allen Woodward’s work, you gain a new level of respect and appreciation for his amazing attention to detail and exceptional ability to create a great finished

Iowa Company Keeps the Hunting Experience in its Sights

Boyt Harness is all about outdoor sporting gear By Lynn Ascrizzi Adaptability, creativity and quality are the distinctive hallmarks of long-time, successful businesses. And, let’s not forget plain, old-fashioned grit and hard work. Traits like these have kept Boyt Harness Co., LLC, based in the small city of Osceola, Iowa, moving ahead and growing over its 115 year history. Founded in 1901 by two leather-working brothers, Walter and John Boyt,

Brit West:

Repurposing Dreams By Danna Burns-Shaw When you first meet Brittain Roberts, the self-taught artist and creator of Brit West, you are mesmerized by her sheer beauty. She is an authentic, stunning, high-style Wyoming cowgirl!  Brit's adventuresome life stories are plentiful, as she runs her shop, ranch and well-orchestrated life in the shadow of the majestic Grand Tetons. Brit has always been a creative adrenaline junkie. How many women do you

Broken Horn Saddlery:

How the West's Largest Tack Store Successfully Adapted to a Changing Environment By Nick Pernokas Baldwin Park, California doesn't seem like the place you'd find a tack shop, let alone the "West's Largest Tack Store." Driving east out of Los Angeles there is just unbroken urban sprawl. True, this was all ranch country at one time, but now as you cut through an "under construction" hospital district, you may be