Big Bend Saddlery
2701 East Hwy 90 Alpine, Tx 79830
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
by Frances Mayhugh Holden, Drawing by John Guerin
“For more than a hundred years the vigorous Matthews and Reynolds clans have graced the land and enhanced the genteel traditions of western living. I know no writer who could hold the subject in more affectionate regard than the imaginative author of this book, Frances Holden. It is a beautiful book.”—J. Evetts Haley.
Along the Clear Fork of the Brazos in northwest Texas lies the Lambshead range–good water, protected valleys, and rich grasses, a cowman’s dream. The story of the Reynolds and Matthews families, who made that dream a reality, has been beautifully chronicled in Sallie Reynolds Matthews’s classic, Interwoven. Now, in Lambshead Before Interwoven, Frances Holden tells of earlier events in the area and recounts some fascinating episodes omitted from Interwoven.
Based on a wealth of sources, including family documents and numerous interviews, Frances Holden’s lively narrative adds an invaluable chapter to both the Lambshead story and Texas range history.
Order with Confidence from Big Bend Saddlery. We make only top quality products from the best materials that money can buy. We stand behind all our products with a guarantee against defects in materials or workmanship. We want you to be 100% satisfied with any product you buy from Big Bend Saddlery. If not, simply return it to us for a credit, refund or exchange. Items eligible for returns must be received by to our store within 30 days and items must be new, unused and contain original product packaging and accessories. Some items are non-returnable such as CD's, DVD's, Video Tapes, Books, and Customized Items. Shipping charges will not be refunded unless we are at fault in shipping incorrect or damaged merchandise.
We stock or have access to many products not shown on our website, and would be happy to help you find anything that we can. We do custom leatherwork and custom silverwork.
As far as we can tell, our shop was opened in 1905. It was named for this area, the Big Bend Region of Texas, which got its name from the bend or turn made by the Rio Grande River just south of us. We are located in the Davis Mountains with the 800,000-acre Big Bend National Park to the south. We are a small shop located on the east side of Alpine, Texas with employees who feature personalized, friendly service. Let us help you any way we can.