Willemsma’s half-scale Western side saddle is built to the design Charles Goodnight commissioned for his wife in 1870. The fine mixed flower carving is complemented by silver trim created by Scott Hardy. The saddle is completely hand sewn at 10 stitches per inch with European linen thread.
The pocket on the offside was added to keep items that might be needed during a ride. Scott Hardy created the silver keeper and tip closer with the TCAA logo. Stand Included.
Building quality saddles has been John Willemsma’s goal for 43 years. From the tests of the working cowboy to the eye of the finest collectors, he is driven by excellence. Since becoming a TCAA member, it has been gratifying for him to place his feet in both the worlds of working gear and functional art. Willemsma and his wife, Debbie, are enjoying life in Westcliffe, Colorado, nestled in the Rocky Mountains. He is now passing his knowledge of saddlemaking to his son, Logan, and strives to honor all those who have guided him and shared their knowledge of the craft he holds dear.
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