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runninroan
Posted 2010-08-05 3:48 PM (#55122)
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Is Cowboy Tack in Weatherford, TX still in business?
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clampitt
Posted 2010-08-05 8:18 PM (#55124 - in reply to #55122)
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cpcutter02
Posted 2010-08-09 2:31 PM (#55190 - in reply to #55122)
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i think it is called dm tack now some sold at davids western store their is also another outfit that we get tack from wich is cow horse supply out of springtown texas good tack a bit price but good quaility
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Tanquery man
Posted 2010-08-09 3:32 PM (#55191 - in reply to #55122)
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This is Dennis' site now. He owned Cowboy Tack before Leddy's (puke) bought them...

http://www.dmtack.com/shop/
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Tanquery man
Posted 2010-08-09 3:42 PM (#55193 - in reply to #55190)
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cpcutter02 - 2010-08-09 2:31 PM i think it is called dm tack now some sold at davids western store their is also another outfit that we get tack from wich is cow horse supply out of springtown texas good tack a bit price but good quaility


DM is good stuff. CHS is high end trainer-type gear that most guys don't need or wouldn't know when or how to begin to use. But they do have nice bits...
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runninroan
Posted 2010-08-09 4:34 PM (#55195 - in reply to #55122)
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Thanks. I had heard they went out of business. I like DM tack too. Very nice stuff.
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Tanquery man
Posted 2010-08-09 5:06 PM (#55196 - in reply to #55122)
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It's the same stuff, just a different maker's stamp. leddy's bought the name and discontinued the Cowboy Tack line a year later. Dennis was making better stuff for less than leddy's and taking business from them so they bought him out and had him sign a no compete document.


That's the story I got anyways.
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runninroan
Posted 2010-08-09 5:39 PM (#55198 - in reply to #55122)
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Got'cha! Thanks...
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crossspur
Posted 2010-08-10 11:00 AM (#55213 - in reply to #55122)
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Have you ever look at Big Bend Saddlery & Brighten Saddlery stuff?

If you have never been  you should make trip to Brighten Saddlery when they have their big saddle sale every year it is quite an event
 
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Tanquery man
Posted 2010-08-10 11:37 AM (#55214 - in reply to #55122)
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I've been to Colorado during Greeley and Brighton Feed has what seems like hundreds of saddles out there. New, used, consignments....and a ton of people.

Never been to Big Bend Saddlery but it's gotten a bit of my business and the ladies on the phone are nice as can be.


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crossspur
Posted 2010-08-10 12:14 PM (#55216 - in reply to #55214)
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Tanquery man - 2010-08-10 11:37 AM I've been to Colorado during Greeley and Brighton Feed has what seems like hundreds of saddles out there. New, used, consignments....and a ton of people.

Never been to Big Bend Saddlery but it's gotten a bit of my business and the ladies on the phone are nice as can be.


It is a big deal & fun at Brighton. There are hundreds of saddles it is good place to get a good deal if you are looking for saddle. There are so many companies there together it's a good place to try different one & see what you like best

We order a lot of stuff from Big Bend & we have always been very satified. We order all of Leslie's ropes from there because he uses ranch ropes & you can't find them many places  
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Cowboy Tack
Posted 2010-08-12 12:15 PM (#55253 - in reply to #55216)
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Good morning guys.... Cowboy Tack is back in business. New owners and new management. We build for alot of the top makers in the country. If interested in any of our products. Give me a call at 479-353-6810 or email us at Cowboytack@ymail.com. We have started advertising on Ebay with a select amount of products. Our store there is Cowboytackonline. We will continue to build the highest quality products on the market.
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runninroan
Posted 2010-08-12 12:23 PM (#55254 - in reply to #55122)
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Thank you!!! I will check out your products!
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Tanquery man
Posted 2010-08-12 12:29 PM (#55255 - in reply to #55253)
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Cowboy Tack - 2010-08-12 12:15 PM Good morning guys.... Cowboy Tack is back in business. New owners and new management. We build for alot of the top makers in the country. If interested in any of our products. Give me a call at 479-353-6810 or email us at Cowboytack@ymail.com. We have started advertising on Ebay with a select amount of products. Our store there is Cowboytackonline. We will continue to build the highest quality products on the market.



So give us the lowdown....how come Cowboy Tack is back in business?

479-353 is a Ft Smith phone number...I'm pretty sure Dennis isn't in Arkansas.
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Cowboy Tack
Posted 2010-08-12 8:50 PM (#55261 - in reply to #55255)
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Dennis is one of many owners in the history of Cowboy Tack. This name started many years ago long before Dennis. At this time, we build most of Dennis' line. We also build for many other major companies who take our products and attach their stamp. (common practice in this industry)

You are correct in the phone number. I am a partner in Cowboy Tack and live outside Fort Smith, Ar. Your invited down to see the products at any time and tour our breeding and training facility in Uniontown, Ar.

Any questions give me a call....

Eddie Dunn
479-353-6810
Cowboytack@ymail.com
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JohnDeereGreen
Posted 2011-08-16 1:00 AM (#62540 - in reply to #55191)
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Tanquery man - 2010-08-09 2:32 PM

This is Dennis' site now. He owned Cowboy Tack before Leddy's (puke) bought them...

http://www.dmtack.com/shop/



I know this is an old thread, and I hope you'll all forgive me for reviving it. I'm curious about the "puke" reference after Leddy's name. Is that out of frustration that they killed the Cowboy Tack line, or is it an indication of an opinion that Leddy's produces inferior tack?

Along this line, does anyone have any experience with Leddy's Cowboy Tack, and their saddles in particular?

When Dennis Moreland was at Cowboy Tack, he didn't make saddles (at least that's what he told me on the phone last week). When Leddy's took over, they went to making saddles. I'm interested what everyone thinks of those saddles.

Thanks,
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runninroan
Posted 2011-08-16 6:57 AM (#62542 - in reply to #55122)
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I am no expert but I have had 2 Leddy's saddles and both were exellent quality. Both are still in use. It is a cutter that is 30 years old and is as tight and rides as well as it did when first made. I no longer own it, sold it like an idiot, but know where the saddle is and that they still use and love it. I do have a saddle that I bought last year, used, that is stamped "Leddys, Cowboy Tack" and it is a great saddle. No corners were cut in it's craftsmanship and it is a good riding saddle and fits my horses well.
Everything I have ever seen that had the Leddy name on it was well made. Like I said, I am no expert but I love good leather tack and always have. I hate tack that is made second rate and try, when my pocketbook allows, to buy the nice stuff.
I also love DM tack. Always have. His stuff is the real deal! When I find something used made by Dennis, I snap it up!! His products stand the test of time!


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slidinstop
Posted 2011-08-16 8:39 AM (#62545 - in reply to #55122)
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My romal reins, which I've had 13+?? years came from Cowboy tack and were a year or two old when they were given to me. Still going strong and Steve Guitron when he made repairs to them some years ago commented on the quality. No idea who actually built them. But they've withstood the stand of time and get complements on their weight/feel to this day. Id have to go count to be sure but If memory serves they're 12plait.

I've purchased several things from CHS that don't exsist anywhere else in the industry and I felt their prices were in line with other makers. Tho I wouldn't buy any of their leather goods which they are really high on, though comparable to the other big names that show up to the cutting here in OKC. However I cannot tell the difference between my $120 split reins and my $50 pairs (which I love).

I looked long and hard at a DM bit the last time I bought anything from CHS. But as there was no difference between it and the CHS bit other than price, I bought the CHS one and love it.
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slidinstop
Posted 2011-08-16 8:42 AM (#62546 - in reply to #55122)
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The repair was replacing a hobble strap that busted when Normy stepped on them with his petite size 3's :/
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Tanquery man
Posted 2011-08-16 11:13 AM (#62553 - in reply to #55122)
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I put the puke in there. I've ridden a few leddys cutters and never like the ground seats in any of them. Felt like they were tryin to push me forward and one I thought was gonna bruise my pelvis in the nether regions. Them and the other big name in FTW cutting saddles are cut, stamped, and sewed south of the border and the parts are put together here so they can say "Made in the USA". If you want a made in America saddle then go get a Larry Coats or the ol boy down on this side of the Red River....Slidey's favorite. Ol' what's-his-name down there....
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texascowgirl319
Posted 2011-08-16 11:26 AM (#62554 - in reply to #55122)
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I've got a used Leddys cutter and a used Oliver cutter and I prefer the Oliver over the Leddys. It's just more comfortable. My hubby rides the Leddys but I think that's because I won't let him ride the Oliver. ;)

But on the other subject of good tack. I will only buy the good thick leather either from Cowboy Tack (which I can no longer find around here) or the hand made stuff at Olivers.  It may cost more but it lasts for ever. And I will not WILL NOT buy anything with screws. I can do rivets but NO screws. 


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slidinstop
Posted 2011-08-16 1:59 PM (#62556 - in reply to #55122)
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Marty Bird? He does build some really nice saddles. Have had no complaints with the ones I've ridden/ride.

I tell you the BEST cutting saddle I ever planted my ass in is a hardseat Gene Bader. Like buttah! I tried really hard to make off with it when I moved back here from CA.

I haven't ridden one of Marty's hardseats but the ones they were building in his shop last I was there looked good.

Calvin Allen builds an uber nice saddle. Also their handmade mohair cinches are unrivaled IMO.
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Tanquery man
Posted 2011-08-16 2:10 PM (#62557 - in reply to #55122)
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Yeah Marty Byrd. I couldn't think of his name in that 15 seconds. Real good made cack.

You know, the guy we used to work for was/is good friends with Cecil Phillips. He said he'd go see him in his shop and he'd be flinging one together and saying it was going to CA. One that was staying in NW Ark he'd do a better job on. But you can't tell them girls in CA that, they swear by them damn Cecils out there. All my wife owned for 10 yrs now has been Cecils. Not Shilohs.

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slidinstop
Posted 2011-08-16 2:52 PM (#62558 - in reply to #55122)
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A saddle you couldn't give me is a Bob's Custom. But a bunch of the reiners ride them and they sponsor the NRCHA. Whole lot of cowhorse guys that won them as trophy saddles don't like them as they make all their horses sore in the back. So IDK if the quality level is different in the custom built ones or not. They do seem different than before they were uber big in name. My friend has some older ones from back in the day. Back when you could get one built out of top grain instead of belly.

Sort of like an original Roohide versus the overpriced crap they are now.
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dkcowchasr
Posted 2011-08-16 4:07 PM (#62559 - in reply to #62558)
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slidinstop - 2011-08-16 2:52 PM

A saddle you couldn't give me is a Bob's Custom.


Amen to that I rode a couple different Bob's when I went and rode with the boys in MO and they where awful!!! I also rode and old ROO and it was awesome but I rode a new one and I agree with Slidey it was not the same not even close!!!
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Tanquery man
Posted 2011-08-16 4:25 PM (#62560 - in reply to #55122)
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I like the look of the Boyd Rice Bob's. I'd like to see how it rides.
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JohnDeereGreen
Posted 2011-08-16 10:11 PM (#62564 - in reply to #55122)
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I guess I'm going to find out first hand about the Leddy's Cowboy Tack. I ordered one that I found online (the reason for my earlier post). I think the price is. Good enough that I won't get hurt too bad if it ends up not being for me.

I would have loved to get a Coats, a Calvin Allen, or a Wendy Allen, but this one was about $1000 less than I could find one of those for. I'll give it a try and see. I'll try to post a review after a couple of rides and working sme cows. My current saddle is sort of an all around type and it pitches me forward a bit in the stops. I'm hoping this Leddy's Cowboy Tack will be better that way. I'll lyet you know.
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slidinstop
Posted 2011-08-16 10:23 PM (#62565 - in reply to #55122)
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I think a lot of the bigger name saddles are hit or miss when there's a shop full of guys building them no two ppl are going to craft something the same.

Back in 91 my now ex-MIL purchased a Dale Chavez cowhorse saddle at SBF, top grain leather, it later was gifted to me (didn't get custody of it in the divorce, but that's another thread) and I'd still be riding it today if in my possession. Bought a used one hated it sent it back to the tack shop to sell on consignment. I called up DC and ordered a new one, they had one cowhorse tree left as they quit making them and do reining and pleasure saddles mostly, and they custom built me a saddle that I rode once and IT SUCKED. So sent it back and they built me a second saddle. Which I liked ok, but Norman and Rhubarb hated it. So it sat in the tackrroom for most of the four years I owned it as I had access to other saddles.

Next to the GB saddle my favorite padded seat cutter was a H&H. It was a trophy saddle my landlord had won years and years before. I tried researching them but came up with very little at the time. I've seen them come up on Cow Horse Saddlery from time to time but those freaking robber barons want too much money for everything on their site.
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slidinstop
Posted 2011-08-16 10:32 PM (#62566 - in reply to #55122)
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Keep us posted on whether it's a hit or miss!

I have nothing bad to say about my Martin Cowhorse either. I think I've had it almost five years now. Love love love the adjustable rigging. Marty B said if theyd sell me just the rigging out right he'd put them in the next saddle he builds for me. Cuz now I don't think I can go without having having one in a saddle.
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slidinstop
Posted 2011-08-16 10:37 PM (#62567 - in reply to #55122)
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Make that Cow Dog Saddles not Cow Horse...
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Tanquery man
Posted 2011-08-17 9:08 AM (#62573 - in reply to #55122)
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I know who you meant when you said robber barons. They think the seats are stitched with 24kt gold thread and it kisses your ass as you ride. Or at least they price them like they do.
Wife rode a couple of Martin barrel saddles at a big show in Waco, liked em but didn't fit ant different than a Cecil that she already owns. Said shed like to have that adjustable riggin.
My cheapo SRS gets compliments everywhere I go and has never sored one up. Paid $100 after trading in a Teskeys ranch cutter that was wore slick, 5 years ago. Had colts flip over in it, run it through the brush, water....can't kill it. I reckon I'm stuck with it a while.
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runninroan
Posted 2011-08-17 9:46 AM (#62579 - in reply to #62573)
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Tanquery man - 2011-08-17 9:08 AM

I know who you meant when you said robber barons. They think the seats are stitched with 24kt gold thread and it kisses your ass as you ride. Or at least they price them like they do.
Wife rode a couple of Martin barrel saddles at a big show in Waco, liked em but didn't fit ant different than a Cecil that she already owns. Said shed like to have that adjustable riggin.
My cheapo SRS gets compliments everywhere I go and has never sored one up. Paid $100 after trading in a Teskeys ranch cutter that was wore slick, 5 years ago. Had colts flip over in it, run it through the brush, water....can't kill it. I reckon I'm stuck with it a while.


Funny you say that about SRS saddles. Know of several and the people that own them are pretty amazed that they picked them up so cheap and they have ended up being really great saddles.
Same thing with Frontier saddles made by Moe Poor in Flat Rock Alabama. I had 4 of his saddles. 2 of mine were custom made and all have been awesome saddles. Fit a wide range of horses, won't sore them, and were all less than $1000.00. I only have one right now and it's a 1989 Peggy Reiter I found online that I dearly love! I don't like all of his saddles but for the most part, I have loved the ones I have owned and most that I have seen.
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slidinstop
Posted 2011-08-17 2:54 PM (#62615 - in reply to #62573)
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Tanquery man - 2011-08-17 9:08 AM I know who you meant when you said robber barons. They think the seats are stitched with 24kt gold thread and it kisses your ass as you ride. Or at least they price them like they do.

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JohnDeereGreen
Posted 2015-04-10 11:51 AM (#69025 - in reply to #62564)
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JohnDeereGreen - 2011-08-16 9:11 PM

I guess I'm going to find out first hand about the Leddy's Cowboy Tack. I ordered one that I found online (the reason for my earlier post). I think the price is. Good enough that I won't get hurt too bad if it ends up not being for me.

I would have loved to get a Coats, a Calvin Allen, or a Wendy Allen, but this one was about $1000 less than I could find one of those for. I'll give it a try and see. I'll try to post a review after a couple of rides and working sme cows. My current saddle is sort of an all around type and it pitches me forward a bit in the stops. I'm hoping this Leddy's Cowboy Tack will be better that way. I'll lyet you know.



I kind of stumbled onto this thread and read the quoted post and thought, "Man, his story sounds a lot like mine. I wonder why he didn't ever come back and give a review of his saddle." It was seriously several minutes before it clicked in my mind that "he" was me!

So . . . 4 1/2 years later, I'm quite happy with my Leddy's Cowboy Tack saddle. For the last few weeks I have been riding my trainer's Coats saddle. I was back in my Leddy's Cowboy Tack saddle this morning and it is every bit as comfortable and, for me at least, seems to help me sit in a better position than the Coats. It will be interesting to see how it holds up over the long run, but I would say that if a person gets a chance to pick one up and the price is right, don't hesitate.
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Tanquery man
Posted 2015-04-15 4:38 PM (#69031 - in reply to #69025)
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Great that it worked out.
I just bought a finished cutter and I've been looking at saddles for ages. I had a lead on a "dennis" CT cutter with the Muir and McDonald leather. The lady wanted too much dough but man I'd like to have that saddle. I bought a used 16" Jeff Smith loop seat and I really like it. I might be going to a 17" cause I have long arms and legs and need a little more room for sitting a stop and locking my elbow in.
The guy earlier in this thread that said CT was back in business turned into a really good friend of mine over the last few years. He built me a team roper and I could not have been happier. Best built, best everything I've ever had buying a saddle. Really taught me a lot about saddles and saddle building and the business side of it as well.

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