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Troy West and the Thunder Beast

By Gene Fowler “The Traditional Cowboy Arts Association encourages us to be creative and innovative,” says Azle, Texas-based saddle maker Troy West. “That’s especially true for the annual Cowboy Crossings exhibition held at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. They want us to push the envelope. Think outside the box. Do something that’s not been seen before.” For this year’s Cowboy Crossings show, Troy adorned his
Saddles/Tack

Rick Bean:

Keeping the Balls in the Air By Nick Pernokas [gallery ids="888,884,883" type="rectangular"] When talking with Rick Bean, the first thing you notice is his quick wit. In fact, it might take a few minutes of verbal sparring with his self-deprecating humor to slow him down enough to talk about himself. The reason is that Rick has a lot of irons in the fire; and like many small one-man shops have