Category Archives: Cinchas

Mohair Cinch Benefits… and my other writing place.

mohair cinchWhen I started tying mohair cinchas, I didn’t know much about the benefits – my artistic soul just loved the beauty of a hand-tied, colorful, mohair cinch! :) But as I have worked with them longer and have learned more and more, I am now sold on the benefits of this traditional fiber.

There are many choices with cinchas, and I can appreciate the various personal reasons for selecting a type to fit your need, whether it be usage, appearance, or just plain ole finances! (mohair tends to be pricey)

But – if you love traditional gear, and enjoy your gear being a piece of art – as well as solid function – then you may like a mohair cinch! :) I really enjoy making them. Working with my customers to design that special gift, or dyeing my own colors is so satisfying. I strive to keep my prices as low as possible, so the average working cowboy can afford nice-looking gear.

mohair cinch

And in other news, I am honored to be a contributing writer for Cavvy Savvy! A website that offers practical advice for performance and working horses.

I wrote an article on the benefits of a mohair cinch over there today, if you want to go check it out: Benefits of a Mohair Cinch.

I am impressed with the great group of writers at Cavvy Savvy. They are the real deal, and have so much knowlegde of working horses. I am excited to learn from them in the coming years.

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What I’ve been doing… July ’14

Like to see what I have been up to?

Nothing too spectacular, really. Just living. Working. Cooking.  Made this simple, comforting beef pie that reminds me of James Herriot and Yorkshire. :)

Savory Beef Pie
IMG_7096Spent a while in my husband’s leather shop, working on some rustic, leather-bound journals…

leather journalFinished this pretty blue and brown cinch for an Arizona customer…cinch

So I got a bunch of stuff crossed off my list, and yet my list grows instead of diminishing! :) I am also picking, shelling, and freezing peas from my garden. Watering and otherwise tending to my precious tomatoes. I plan to do a garden update one of these days. My greenhouse is crazy and out of control! 😉

What have you been up to lately?