Monday, March 3, 2014

Texas Monthly - Saddle Shop

I love shooting jobs that I am able to meet interesting people and see how they work.  This was definitely one of those.  Richard Oliver and his two sons are running a Saddle shop that has been in the family for almost 100 years.  The saddles they make are amazing!  They take a minimum of a week to actually make (though the waiting list is about 10 months for them to start on it, right now), and that is working on the same saddle everyday, all day.   I loved sitting around the shop with them watching the craftsmen work the plane leather straps into a piece of art.   If you have a minimum of $4,000 and want a gorgeous one of a kind saddle, give them a hollar (

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