Thunderbeast by Troy West
Thunderbeast by Troy West

Thunderbeast by Troy West

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West created this saddle as a tribute to the American bison that once roamed in great herds throughout the American West. The leather is fully hand carved in a rich floral pattern while the saddle forks – made from deep, rich mahogany – showcase hand carved bison heads that appear to be lowered in anticipation of a charge. West carved the mahogany saddle horn in a circular scroll pattern, while the cantle carries a depiction of a bison and scrollwork also carved in rich mahogany. The saddle is complemented with hand engraved sterling silver conchas and buckles by Scott Hardy. Stand included.

Troy West wanted to become a professional rodeo cowboy, but, in 1977, when his brother decided to attend school to learn saddle-building, West went too. Along with making beautiful saddles, his lifelong goal is creating a saddletree that is comfortable to the horse and the rider. He has won Best of Show at the Boot and Saddlemaker Roundup five times, and, in 2014, he received the Will Rogers Award for Saddlemaker of the Year. West said becoming a TCAA member is one of the major highlights of his career — he considers it an honor and a privilege to work with some of the best craftsmen in the world.

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Please note: the TCAA Show remains on exhibition through Jan 2,2023. No purchased works will be shipped before that date. Arrangements to pick up artwork or have it shipped can be made by contacting Special Exhibits Shipping Coordinator Derek Marzolf, (405) 838-1953, in advance.