Hand braided gear for horse and rider is a skill I acquired during the early ‘90s when I was fortunate to spend time living on a working cattle ranch in California, USA. The events that led me to this ranch and braiding gear for the wider public began by following my love and passion for horses.
In Australia I had been a partner in an equestrian service and saddle company that conducted colt starting and horsemanship clinics around QLD and the Top End of Australia. Our philosophy was based on the knowledge of the “horse’s friend” Tom Dorrance.
To cut a long story short, I travelled to the States to meet the man who had influenced our horsemanship service in Australia. Once in the USA I found myself staying with Toms brother Bill and his wonderful family for several months.
I would like to acknowledge and thank my friend and mentor the late Bill Dorrance, for his kindness and expertise, for taking the time to share with me his knowledge and passion for life, braiding, rawhide and roping. Also a big thank you to the wider Dorrance clan for their friendship and continued support over the years..
I am proud and very privileged to have braided gear for some of the finest horsemen and women of our time and it is my pleasure to continue sharing my experience, knowledge and products with you all. Handmade and customised items are an investment in yourself and your journey with the horse ...