How to tie a Double Diamond Knot and Horse Packing Q&A

We were privileged to have Travis Sparks come by and do a packing demo the other day. Hunting is a totally different experience with horses. One hunter told me his story about finally getting his deer right at the end of the day, and was dreading the hike back uphill to the truck. Luckily some horse packers saw him, came down, and helped him quarter & pack out the deer. He would have been out there way past sunset without their help! Packing isn’t just Continue reading →

How to Rope (Video): Team Ropin’ Tips

Kwade Kosoff and Pace & Wells Thompson stayed after the 2nd Annual Dummy Ropin’ here at Smith & Edwards to show us some dummy ropin’ runs and give tips on how to head & heel rope. Head & Heel Ropin’ Tips from Kwade & Kyle Kosoff Dummy ropin’ is a ton of fun, whether you’re a team roper or a backyard roper. Kyle provided commentary on tips & what to watch for. Start practicing after school or work and you’ll be a pro roper in Continue reading →

Keeping your Horse Warm this Winter

Now that we’re in the thick of winter, the fishermen are excitedly measuring how thick the ice is on their favorite lakes and reservoirs. (click here for ice fishing tips!) If you’ve got horses or livestock, and you don’t have heaters, it’s a tough time of year! Make sure you have the best winter you can with these tips to stay warm no matter how rural your road. Keep the Horse Warm Water If you don’t have any equipment at all, you’ll be going out Continue reading →

Right on HUE: Dyeing Rodeo Outfits for Queens with Rodeo Ink

I have always looked at Rodeo Queen contestants and wondered how they got all their outfits to match so perfectly. It’s incredible! From their hats, to their boots, and even their horse tack, it is all the same shade. A frequent question we get asked is, How do I dye my own rodeo queen outfits? So, we asked around to give you the answers. A photo posted by Rodeo Ink (@rodeoink) on Aug 3, 2015 at 10:32am PDT If you’ve ever tried to dye your Continue reading →

The Littlest Cowboy in Texas and his Wild Rag

Whether you’re working out on the ranch, or goin’ out on the town, a young cowboy or a timeless one, some things just never change. Just how Wranglers have been around for what seems like forever and they have never lost their style. As for the Egger family, passing on these timeless traditions to their kids, as well as adding some of their own, is a must. We recently had this cute little family buy some of the 100% silk Wild Rags we sell here Continue reading →

How to wrap a Mule Hide Horn Wrap

Everyone knows about the elk herd over on Highway 89, north of Pettingill’s and just across the freeway from us. Smith & Edwards, you may not realize, has been raising a mule herd for decades. I wouldn’t tell you a tall tale! These mules have been here in the yard since we started making tack back in 1979. We feed them corn cobs, pemmican bites, leftover MREs, all kinds of things. That turns them a little blue, just like the mule hide. (Eeyore is a Continue reading →

3 Ways to Shape a Palm Leaf Hat

Need some shade at the rodeo or playing after work? Our Western guy Marty can show you how to shape a palm leaf hat today in a Gus, Brick Top, & Buckaroo style. He shapes these cowboy hats here at the store with a steamer, and you can shape yours with just a bucket of water at home – watch how! Cowboy Hat Styles In the Buckaroo style, you’ll have a smooth bowl-shaped indent in the crown, round all the way around. Use a bowl Continue reading →

Not Just A Country Store – Smith and Edwards Manufacturing

Today, I had the privilege of talking with our very own Smith and Edwards brand team. Some may not know this, but Smith and Edwards is a brand name for horse tack, bridles, pack saddles and pack saddle equipment, saddle bags, and leather-working goods. It doesn’t matter if you’re an outfitter, hunter, trail rider, rancher, or rodeo cowboy; this brand is for all Western style riders. That’s right, we don’t just sell top quality Western tack and Western trail riding equipment, we make it too! Continue reading →

Kids’ Rodeo Outfits for Summer Rodeos

At Smith and Edwards we like to think that we carry the best western clothing, rodeo gear and rodeo apparel in the area. Rather you are a youth rodeo participate or a PRCA top rodeo cowboy or cowgirl we have what you need to help you be competitive and look good doing it. (Reminder: Are your kids ready for Mutton Bustin’? Bring them to Smith & Edwards and get registered for Ogden Pioneer Days Rodeo’s Mutton Bustin’ competition!) The Bull Rider Like many young cowboys Continue reading →

How to Rope a Cowboy Toy

If you’ve ever been dummy ropin’, you know how FUN it is… and you don’t need to be a team roper on a horse to have fun with it. Stick a steer head on a bale of hay, or hook up a Smarty dummy to your 4-wheeler – it’s as fun as the real thing. But what about when it’s raining, or it’s dark out? How you gonna rope then? Here it is: The living room Cowboy Toy. Born in Texas, our customers LOVE these Continue reading →