Bork Saddlery Hardware – Ancient Technique and Years of Labor Perfecting Metal Saddle Parts

“It gives you a good feeling,” says Herb Bork when describing seeing his creations in use. Photo by Robert Eversole

Mountains of bronze dust stand as testament to years spent crafting saddle hardware. A mound of black sand silently waits to help form yet more bits and bobs that will go into untold saddles across the world. Herb Bork has been melting and casting bronze for well over 40 years …

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A Guide to Responsible Trail Use

A Guide to Responsible Trail Use

If you’re new to trail riding, it’s easy to think it’s just a hillier extension of the arena. Not quite. Trail riding offers an escape to beautiful, wild places — but also brings with it a responsibility to keep those places pristine and to respect the experiences of other visitors. Here …

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Trail Savvy: Horse Containment for the Trailhead

Product Review: Corrals 2 Go By Robert Eversole   Horse camping is that extra-special cherry on top of the trail riding pie. At the end of a day spent exploring trails far and wide, a calm, quiet camp is a beautiful thing. There’s nothing like ponies munching contentedly as we …

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Trail Savvy: Ode to Trail Workers

Time Spent Working on Trails Grows Appreciation of Other’s Efforts By Robert Eversole   Many guidebooks, most maps, and the entire www.TrailMeister website are devoted to a series of squiggly lines. We study those streaks of ink, dream of being on them, and spend an inordinate amount of money to …

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