Rodeo World Champions

The Best Beget the Best By Liisa Andreassen The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) is the largest and oldest rodeo-sanctioning body in the world; “world champion” is the most coveted title in Pro Rodeo. The sport’s world champions are crowned at the conclusion of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR) presented by Polaris RANGER, based on total season earnings at PRCA rodeos across the continent, including monies earned at the

Nettles Country:

Stirrups for Every Foot By Nick Pernokas Ronnie Nettles’ legs were bothering him. His narrow oxbow stirrups, the norm for cutting horse trainers in the 1980’s, were rubbing on his shins. It probably wouldn’t have bothered a guy who just had one horse to ride, but as a cutting horse trainer at the top of the game, Ronnie had a barn full of horses to work every day. He got


A True Texas Legend By Gene Fowler [gallery ids="991,993,992" type="rectangular"] “Where’re you from!?” exclaimed the late actor and writer Sam Shepard to his interviewer, a film reporter for the Austin American-Statesman. The fresh-faced scribe had just inquired about Sam’s ostrich-belly cowboy boots and when Shepard said they were from Leddy’s in Fort Worth, the reporter followed up with a faux pas. “Leddy’s…is that a famous brand?” A little De Niro-style

Bobby Woodward

Earthly Connection By Danna Burns-Shaw Most artisans strive to unfold and create a signature style that gives their work a special identification. Perhaps a bold stroke, soft lines, a special finishing touch… some sort of embellishment that will immediately identify the creative maker. Bobby Woodward has achieved a signature style through hundreds of feet of kangaroo lace and fine gemstones – gemstones that he and his beautiful wife, Kathryn, source

Lisa & Loren Skyhorse

Humanitarian Saddle Makers By Danna Burns-Shaw Trying to find one title that best describes the Skyhorse’s is impossible. Loren and Lisa Skyhorse are a rare husband and wife saddle-building team that create out-of-this-world leather masterpieces. Once you meet and spend time with them, you will never think of them as just saddle makers; they are truly multi-talented, cosmic human beings. Lisa and Loren were given the “Skyhorse” name by Native