Tag Archives: western

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 →

Our Favorite Work Gloves for 40 Years Runnin’: Yellowstone Leather Products

We here at Smith and Edwards have often wondered, “What makes a good, leather work glove?” The folks at Yellowstone Leather Products have been showing us what a good quality work glove looks like for the past 47 years, and we couldn’t be more excited about it! Yellowstone Leather Products is an Idaho-based business that opened in 1960. In 1969, now owner, Boyd Zollinger bought the company and went to work marketing and distributing American made work gloves. Zollinger said, “I was back east for Continue reading →

Annual Saddle Sale

Saturday, April 9th, come visit Smith & Edwards for savings on saddles! Plus – you can enter each of our 6 GIVEAWAYS and chat with six visiting saddle manufacturers. You’ll even get a $10 gift card with your purchase of $50 in the Smith & Edwards Western Dept! (1 per customer, does not apply to saddle purchases). ENTER TO WIN! a Rafflecopter giveawaya Rafflecopter giveawaya Rafflecopter giveawaya Rafflecopter giveawaya Rafflecopter giveawaya Rafflecopter giveaway MEET RODEO COWBOYS AT SMITH & EDWARDS!

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 →

Valentine’s Day Outfits: “You had me at YELLOW”

“You had me at yellow” is how this young couple came to be. Spencer, part of the Sporting Goods team here at Smith & Edwards, and his lovely new wife Emily, said they would love to be the models of our new Valentine’s Day outfits. So, we took them across the road to Willard Bay, and what a beautiful winter day for this cute couple to spend together! You had me at Yellow… Emily looks amazing in this cute yellow and gray raglan tee from 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 →

Cool in Blue: Fun Women’s Rodeo Outfits

Rodeo season is gearing up! So for both the serious competitor and the die-hard rodeo fan, we have the rodeo apparel you need, to get you noticed. Kelsey from our Clothing department helped us out by modeling both of these outfits – thanks, Kelsey! Stay cool in blue with these fun women’s rodeo outfits by rodeo fan favorites: Wrangler, Cowgirl Tuff, and Rock 47. Rodeo Fan Outfit For cheering in the stands or after the competition, the Cowgirl Tuff cap sleeve v-neck t-shirt is a Continue reading →