Built to Compete: Burns’ Saddles for the WIN!

All riders and their horses can and will benefit from a correctly-fitted saddle. A saddle needs to evenly distribute a rider’s weight on the back of the horse so the rider’s center of gravity matches the horse’s center. Burns’ saddle designs were crafted and thought of by horseman and horsewomen who are or have been at the top of the game in the equine world for generations. Each one of them spends time as professionals fitting horses across the country, havingRead more

5 Reasons to Buy Handmade Cowboy Boots  

In a world of mass-produced goods, it’s easy to get caught up in buying products that have no soul. From assembly-required furniture that arrives to your doorstep in flat boxes to online subscriptions for just about anything from clothing and coffee to makeup and beer, life gets to feeling a little impersonal. That’s likely why handmade goods are on the rise. More and more, people are craving products with more authenticity. They’re looking for handmade as opposed to machine-made andRead more

2022: Your Fall Fashion Guide

Every few seasons, western wear makes its way back to the fashion runway and this year is one of them. The media fashion icon, “Vogue,” advises to “Go west this fall with cowboy-inspired fashions” and “Elle” magazine writes about “How the west won over high fashion.” From cowboy boots and felt hats to stylish hatbands and colorful wild rags, fall is the perfect time to infuse some style into your wardrobe. So, whether you choose just one item – orRead more

Why Choose Fur Felt Hats?

It’s the staple of any self-respecting cowboy or cowgirl’s wardrobe. It makes a statement and packs a punch. It’s the classic cowboy hat. And while there are many choices out there, we believe that fur felt hats are some of the best around. But, before we get into why, let’s talk about exactly what felt is and how it’s made. It’s a material that’s been around for approximately 5,000 years, so it’s really stood the test of time.  What isRead more

5 of the Softest Leathers

When most people think of leather, words like “durability” and “versatility” spring to mind. It’s a material that has a reputation for standing the test of time. However, this classic material has a soft side too. There are many types of leather known for their beautifully supple texture and longevity. Here are five of our favorites: Ostrich Leather: We love this one. It’s soft, durable, ideal for high fashion and very breathable. It has a uniquely bumpy texture (known asRead more

What Does Responsibility Look Like to You?

Burns’ passion is to elevate life experiences through heirloom quality products and in order to execute their passion, they exemplify their core values in everything they do. One of their most important core values is, “We take responsibility.” “It’s important for every member of the Burns’ team to take responsibility for their assignments, mistakes and actions,” Braydan Shaw, Burns’ president says. “By taking responsibility, we gain trust and can move forward faster.” For Shaw, taking responsibility  has been a coreRead more

Preserving Pioneer Heritage and Cowboy Culture

Image by stacybosel0 from Pixabay As Bob Dylan once sang, “the times they are a changin’” and they’re changing pretty quickly at that. That’s why it’s important to take a good look around every once in a while. Look up from your phone. Step away from the laptop. Take a breath. Progress isn’t always about going forward. Quite often, it requires a visit to the past. People and places that work to preserve the pioneer heritage and cowboy culture areRead more

Barrel Racing: Is Your Saddle Ready for Rodeo Season?

Rodeo Season is here and there’s excitement in the air. Whether you’re an amateur or a seasoned pro, make sure you’ve got what it takes to compete. And while balance, agility and a four-legged partner that’s willing and able are among the top three factors that come into play, good gear can really enhance overall performance.  How to choose a proper fitting saddle   When it comes to barrel racing, hundredths or even thousandths of a second can make theRead more

Choose Real Leather Over Synthetic – Here’s Why

Before we get into the why’s, let’s review the what’s that are involved when it comes to buying real versus synthetic leather. What are the different types of leather? By definition, leather is a material made from an animal hide/skin by tanning or a similar process. Yet, there are many types of materials that are marketed as leather. Real leather is the highest grade of leather. Bonded leather is made from scraps and fibers leftover from manufacturing genuine leather, mixedRead more

5 Ways to Honor Military on Memorial Day

This American holiday that honors the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military will be observed on May 30 this year. Originally called, “Decoration Day,” it originated in the years following the Civil War, but didn’t become an official federal holiday until 1971. Today, most of us enjoy a day off work and celebrate the unofficial start of summer by boating, grilling, or snapping up some bargains during Memorial Day sales. But, it’s also important toRead more