Complexification

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by LEE PITTS

Currently there are eight saddles in my house and a couple more in my shop. Sadly, these aren't saddles I won team roping but very old saddles from the late 19th century. Apart from two sidesaddles I own there is very little difference between the 135 year old saddles and one you might ride today. Clearly, in a world full of change the American saddle has not kept pace. That's one reason why when modern cowboys go to check the cows and say they're going to get their "Mule", it's not one of the long-earred variety. One of the reasons people are opting for ATV's instead of horses is all the accessories they have that horses don't have.

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