Big Bend Saddlery
2701 East Hwy 90 Alpine, Tx 79830
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
These true stories of breaking and trading horses and chasing cattle and whatnot call for a good, steady reading chair and a tall glass of iced tea. Saddle up good and tight and take a long drink before heading into these rip-roaring tales.
Ron Westmoreland starts at the beginning, telling stories of his growing up in Fort Worth with a busted saddle and a true veteran—Ned, the old war horse honorably discharged from the United States Cavalry. Then there’s the time he and two other green teenagers mingled with the seasoned regulars at the Fort Worth Stockyards and got the bronc ride of their lives. And Westmoreland tells with appealing self-deprecation what can happen when deer hunting, horse riding, falling snow, and grand canyons are put together.
Horses and rodeo activities are family affairs that bring horse-loving sons and daughters and mothers and fathers together. The stories of family pet Pete, who loved candy, bubble gum, and cigarettes, and of goat roping and calf tying, add warm-heartedness to the picture.
A big part of having horses consists of getting and then getting rid of them. Westmoreland dramatizes the age-old business of horse trading. And whether the important thing in a horse deal is the money or the game, the behind-the-scenes details of these horse deals tell it like it is.
The author has affection for almost any horse at hand, unless it’s bucking him into the dust. Dusted off, he and others like him will get right back on for another ride through these adventures.
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.