Pre-Flight Check – Some thoughts on your PRE-Ride Checklist

In this footage from the presentation I gave in Pennsylvania, I go over a few things that are important to check on your saddle and gear before you get on your horse.  A pre-RIDE checklist so to speak..  Some things to think about.  Saddle Wear Items:  Cinch Hobble Latigos Front Girth/Cinch CHECK YOUR CHICAGO SCREWS – Use Locktite or Finger Nail Polish or they almost certainly will come loose. 

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Armitas, BuckarooGear or GreatBasin Style. What’s the difference?

In this 2 part video series I discuss the differences between the BuckarooGear and GreatBasin Armitas. As you may know Custom Chinks, Chaps, and Armitas are a main-stay here at BuckarooGear. I produced these videos to help you identify the difference features and options on both styles of chinks. I know understanding the options, features, and differences will help you decide which style of custom Armitas is right for you.  Some of the topics covered:  BuckarooGear Armitas the original Belt configuration  Differences in construction on BuckarooGear vs. GreatBasin Armitas (apron/belt top) Leg Closure Step-Ins/Buckles/Clips  The design reasoning behind the GreatBasin Armitas Detail of the flap style pocket Detail of the… Read More

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BuckarooGear vs. GreatBasin Chinks, What’s the Difference?

There are several options and differences available for chinks. There are often several questions when ordering. In this 3 part video series I discuss the differences between the BuckarooGear and GreatBasin Chinks. As you may know Custom Chinks, Chaps, and Armitas are a main-stay here at BuckarooGear. I produced these videos to help you identify the difference features and options on both styles of chinks. I know understanding the options, features, and differences will help you decide which style of custom chinks is right for you. I apologize for the poor audio quality in these videos I was working with what I had at the time.  Belt Tops and Leg… Read More

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Building a Saddle with John Willemsma

Originally posted back in 2012. But still very relevant today. Also 200+ never before seen photos from that trip to John’s shop. John is a dear friend and I’ll be forever grateful for this experience. John is truly one the best saddle makers in the world. Check out his web site HERE.   “Some Insight on the Saddle Making Process” with John Willemsma & Carlos Macias.. We compiled these videos while I (Carlos) was at John’s shop in building my first saddle.. These videos were intended to give our customers or anybody looking to purchase a new saddle a different prospective on the saddle making process.. Mostly my point of veiw as a… Read More

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