February 2021 Photo Contest
Focus on Texas: Saddles
Readers ride high in the saddle this month with their collection of photos

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    Jody Brodhecker, Pedernales EC: Saddles too dear to part with.
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    Terry Sueltman, Pedernales EC: “This was the ‘little partner’ of a cowgirl who rode up to us with her dog in the pouch.”
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    Beatrice Lusk, Cherokee County EC: “Debra riding Freckles.”
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    Anne Barcak, San Patricio EC: The Glasscock brothers water their horses while working cattle, circa 1960.
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    Web Extra: Raymond Testa, Farmers EC: “Various well-worn saddles of many past adventures out in the open prairie.”
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    Web Extra: Barbara Knudsen, Central Texas EC: “This is an antique, handmade Peruvian sidesaddle made to fit a Peruvian paso horse. It has a slipper stirrup and no leaping head. These were added later [to make] riding this way a little safer.”
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    Web Extra: Cheryl Iselt, Bluebonnet EC: “My son, Dylan, getting my granddaughter, Bayleigh, ready for her first ride.”
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    Web Extra: Karen Lloyd, Guadalupe Valley EC: “Our grandson, Weston, taking a nap on his mama’s saddle.”
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    Web Extra: Anisha McCord, Pedernales EC: “My young lady has a flair for fashion.”
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    Web Extra: Jessica Melker, CoServ: “Madison Melker jumping verticals during her first horse show of the season.”
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    Web Extra: Danny O’Steen, Trinity Valley EC: Sadie Grace Lovell has won three saddles this year in riding competitions.
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    Web Extra: Jeremiah Terry, Bandera EC: “Cowgirls on the Llano.”
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    Web Extra: Kim Wheeler, Sam Houston EC: “I had the pleasure of taking this little one’s first birthday pictures out on the trail in our woods located in Goodrich.”

Saddle up, and let’s hit the trail. This month our readers show off their well-worn and well-loved riding gear. Made of traditional leather or lighter-weight synthetics, saddles are passed down through families and remind us of hard work and the spirit of the Old West.

  • Jody Brodhecker, Pedernales EC: Saddles too dear to part with.
  • Terry Sueltman, Pedernales EC: “This was the ‘little partner’ of a cowgirl who rode up to us with her dog in the pouch.”
  • Beatrice Lusk, Cherokee County EC: “Debra riding Freckles.”
  • Anne Barcak, San Patricio EC: The Glasscock brothers water their horses while working cattle, circa 1960.
  • Web Extra: Raymond Testa, Farmers EC: “Various well-worn saddles of many past adventures out in the open prairie.”
  • Web Extra: Barbara Knudsen, Central Texas EC: “This is an antique, handmade Peruvian sidesaddle made to fit a Peruvian paso horse. It has a slipper stirrup and no leaping head. These were added later [to make] riding this way a little safer.”
  • Web Extra: Cheryl Iselt, Bluebonnet EC: “My son, Dylan, getting my granddaughter, Bayleigh, ready for her first ride.”
  • Web Extra: Karen Lloyd, Guadalupe Valley EC: “Our grandson, Weston, taking a nap on his mama’s saddle.”
  • Web Extra: Anisha McCord, Pedernales EC: “My young lady has a flair for fashion.”
  • Web Extra: Jessica Melker, CoServ: “Madison Melker jumping verticals during her first horse show of the season.”
  • Web Extra: Danny O’Steen, Trinity Valley EC: Sadie Grace Lovell has won three saddles this year in riding competitions.
  • Web Extra: Jeremiah Terry, Bandera EC: “Cowgirls on the Llano.”
  • Web Extra: Kim Wheeler, Sam Houston EC: “I had the pleasure of taking this little one’s first birthday pictures out on the trail in our woods located in Goodrich.”
  • Jody Brodhecker, Pedernales EC: Saddles too dear to part with.
  • Terry Sueltman, Pedernales EC: “This was the ‘little partner’ of a cowgirl who rode up to us with her dog in the pouch.”
  • Beatrice Lusk, Cherokee County EC: “Debra riding Freckles.”
  • Anne Barcak, San Patricio EC: The Glasscock brothers water their horses while working cattle, circa 1960.
  • Web Extra: Raymond Testa, Farmers EC: “Various well-worn saddles of many past adventures out in the open prairie.”
  • Web Extra: Barbara Knudsen, Central Texas EC: “This is an antique, handmade Peruvian sidesaddle made to fit a Peruvian paso horse. It has a slipper stirrup and no leaping head. These were added later [to make] riding this way a little safer.”
  • Web Extra: Cheryl Iselt, Bluebonnet EC: “My son, Dylan, getting my granddaughter, Bayleigh, ready for her first ride.”
  • Web Extra: Karen Lloyd, Guadalupe Valley EC: “Our grandson, Weston, taking a nap on his mama’s saddle.”
  • Web Extra: Anisha McCord, Pedernales EC: “My young lady has a flair for fashion.”
  • Web Extra: Jessica Melker, CoServ: “Madison Melker jumping verticals during her first horse show of the season.”
  • Web Extra: Danny O’Steen, Trinity Valley EC: Sadie Grace Lovell has won three saddles this year in riding competitions.
  • Web Extra: Jeremiah Terry, Bandera EC: “Cowgirls on the Llano.”
  • Web Extra: Kim Wheeler, Sam Houston EC: “I had the pleasure of taking this little one’s first birthday pictures out on the trail in our woods located in Goodrich.”
  • Jody Brodhecker, Pedernales EC: Saddles too dear to part with.
  • Terry Sueltman, Pedernales EC: “This was the ‘little partner’ of a cowgirl who rode up to us with her dog in the pouch.”
  • Beatrice Lusk, Cherokee County EC: “Debra riding Freckles.”
  • Anne Barcak, San Patricio EC: The Glasscock brothers water their horses while working cattle, circa 1960.
  • Web Extra: Raymond Testa, Farmers EC: “Various well-worn saddles of many past adventures out in the open prairie.”
  • Web Extra: Barbara Knudsen, Central Texas EC: “This is an antique, handmade Peruvian sidesaddle made to fit a Peruvian paso horse. It has a slipper stirrup and no leaping head. These were added later [to make] riding this way a little safer.”
  • Web Extra: Cheryl Iselt, Bluebonnet EC: “My son, Dylan, getting my granddaughter, Bayleigh, ready for her first ride.”
  • Web Extra: Karen Lloyd, Guadalupe Valley EC: “Our grandson, Weston, taking a nap on his mama’s saddle.”
  • Web Extra: Anisha McCord, Pedernales EC: “My young lady has a flair for fashion.”
  • Web Extra: Jessica Melker, CoServ: “Madison Melker jumping verticals during her first horse show of the season.”
  • Web Extra: Danny O’Steen, Trinity Valley EC: Sadie Grace Lovell has won three saddles this year in riding competitions.
  • Web Extra: Jeremiah Terry, Bandera EC: “Cowgirls on the Llano.”
  • Web Extra: Kim Wheeler, Sam Houston EC: “I had the pleasure of taking this little one’s first birthday pictures out on the trail in our woods located in Goodrich.”
  • Jody Brodhecker, Pedernales EC: Saddles too dear to part with.
  • Terry Sueltman, Pedernales EC: “This was the ‘little partner’ of a cowgirl who rode up to us with her dog in the pouch.”
  • Beatrice Lusk, Cherokee County EC: “Debra riding Freckles.”
  • Anne Barcak, San Patricio EC: The Glasscock brothers water their horses while working cattle, circa 1960.
  • Web Extra: Raymond Testa, Farmers EC: “Various well-worn saddles of many past adventures out in the open prairie.”
  • Web Extra: Barbara Knudsen, Central Texas EC: “This is an antique, handmade Peruvian sidesaddle made to fit a Peruvian paso horse. It has a slipper stirrup and no leaping head. These were added later [to make] riding this way a little safer.”
  • Web Extra: Cheryl Iselt, Bluebonnet EC: “My son, Dylan, getting my granddaughter, Bayleigh, ready for her first ride.”
  • Web Extra: Karen Lloyd, Guadalupe Valley EC: “Our grandson, Weston, taking a nap on his mama’s saddle.”
  • Web Extra: Anisha McCord, Pedernales EC: “My young lady has a flair for fashion.”
  • Web Extra: Jessica Melker, CoServ: “Madison Melker jumping verticals during her first horse show of the season.”
  • Web Extra: Danny O’Steen, Trinity Valley EC: Sadie Grace Lovell has won three saddles this year in riding competitions.
  • Web Extra: Jeremiah Terry, Bandera EC: “Cowgirls on the Llano.”
  • Web Extra: Kim Wheeler, Sam Houston EC: “I had the pleasure of taking this little one’s first birthday pictures out on the trail in our woods located in Goodrich.”
  • Jody Brodhecker, Pedernales EC: Saddles too dear to part with.
  • Terry Sueltman, Pedernales EC: “This was the ‘little partner’ of a cowgirl who rode up to us with her dog in the pouch.”
  • Beatrice Lusk, Cherokee County EC: “Debra riding Freckles.”
  • Anne Barcak, San Patricio EC: The Glasscock brothers water their horses while working cattle, circa 1960.
  • Web Extra: Raymond Testa, Farmers EC: “Various well-worn saddles of many past adventures out in the open prairie.”
  • Web Extra: Barbara Knudsen, Central Texas EC: “This is an antique, handmade Peruvian sidesaddle made to fit a Peruvian paso horse. It has a slipper stirrup and no leaping head. These were added later [to make] riding this way a little safer.”
  • Web Extra: Cheryl Iselt, Bluebonnet EC: “My son, Dylan, getting my granddaughter, Bayleigh, ready for her first ride.”
  • Web Extra: Karen Lloyd, Guadalupe Valley EC: “Our grandson, Weston, taking a nap on his mama’s saddle.”
  • Web Extra: Anisha McCord, Pedernales EC: “My young lady has a flair for fashion.”
  • Web Extra: Jessica Melker, CoServ: “Madison Melker jumping verticals during her first horse show of the season.”
  • Web Extra: Danny O’Steen, Trinity Valley EC: Sadie Grace Lovell has won three saddles this year in riding competitions.
  • Web Extra: Jeremiah Terry, Bandera EC: “Cowgirls on the Llano.”
  • Web Extra: Kim Wheeler, Sam Houston EC: “I had the pleasure of taking this little one’s first birthday pictures out on the trail in our woods located in Goodrich.”
  • Jody Brodhecker, Pedernales EC: Saddles too dear to part with.
  • Terry Sueltman, Pedernales EC: “This was the ‘little partner’ of a cowgirl who rode up to us with her dog in the pouch.”
  • Beatrice Lusk, Cherokee County EC: “Debra riding Freckles.”
  • Anne Barcak, San Patricio EC: The Glasscock brothers water their horses while working cattle, circa 1960.
  • Web Extra: Raymond Testa, Farmers EC: “Various well-worn saddles of many past adventures out in the open prairie.”
  • Web Extra: Barbara Knudsen, Central Texas EC: “This is an antique, handmade Peruvian sidesaddle made to fit a Peruvian paso horse. It has a slipper stirrup and no leaping head. These were added later [to make] riding this way a little safer.”
  • Web Extra: Cheryl Iselt, Bluebonnet EC: “My son, Dylan, getting my granddaughter, Bayleigh, ready for her first ride.”
  • Web Extra: Karen Lloyd, Guadalupe Valley EC: “Our grandson, Weston, taking a nap on his mama’s saddle.”
  • Web Extra: Anisha McCord, Pedernales EC: “My young lady has a flair for fashion.”
  • Web Extra: Jessica Melker, CoServ: “Madison Melker jumping verticals during her first horse show of the season.”
  • Web Extra: Danny O’Steen, Trinity Valley EC: Sadie Grace Lovell has won three saddles this year in riding competitions.
  • Web Extra: Jeremiah Terry, Bandera EC: “Cowgirls on the Llano.”
  • Web Extra: Kim Wheeler, Sam Houston EC: “I had the pleasure of taking this little one’s first birthday pictures out on the trail in our woods located in Goodrich.”
  • Jody Brodhecker, Pedernales EC: Saddles too dear to part with.
  • Terry Sueltman, Pedernales EC: “This was the ‘little partner’ of a cowgirl who rode up to us with her dog in the pouch.”
  • Beatrice Lusk, Cherokee County EC: “Debra riding Freckles.”
  • Anne Barcak, San Patricio EC: The Glasscock brothers water their horses while working cattle, circa 1960.
  • Web Extra: Raymond Testa, Farmers EC: “Various well-worn saddles of many past adventures out in the open prairie.”
  • Web Extra: Barbara Knudsen, Central Texas EC: “This is an antique, handmade Peruvian sidesaddle made to fit a Peruvian paso horse. It has a slipper stirrup and no leaping head. These were added later [to make] riding this way a little safer.”
  • Web Extra: Cheryl Iselt, Bluebonnet EC: “My son, Dylan, getting my granddaughter, Bayleigh, ready for her first ride.”
  • Web Extra: Karen Lloyd, Guadalupe Valley EC: “Our grandson, Weston, taking a nap on his mama’s saddle.”
  • Web Extra: Anisha McCord, Pedernales EC: “My young lady has a flair for fashion.”
  • Web Extra: Jessica Melker, CoServ: “Madison Melker jumping verticals during her first horse show of the season.”
  • Web Extra: Danny O’Steen, Trinity Valley EC: Sadie Grace Lovell has won three saddles this year in riding competitions.
  • Web Extra: Jeremiah Terry, Bandera EC: “Cowgirls on the Llano.”
  • Web Extra: Kim Wheeler, Sam Houston EC: “I had the pleasure of taking this little one’s first birthday pictures out on the trail in our woods located in Goodrich.”
  • Jody Brodhecker, Pedernales EC: Saddles too dear to part with.
  • Terry Sueltman, Pedernales EC: “This was the ‘little partner’ of a cowgirl who rode up to us with her dog in the pouch.”
  • Beatrice Lusk, Cherokee County EC: “Debra riding Freckles.”
  • Anne Barcak, San Patricio EC: The Glasscock brothers water their horses while working cattle, circa 1960.
  • Web Extra: Raymond Testa, Farmers EC: “Various well-worn saddles of many past adventures out in the open prairie.”
  • Web Extra: Barbara Knudsen, Central Texas EC: “This is an antique, handmade Peruvian sidesaddle made to fit a Peruvian paso horse. It has a slipper stirrup and no leaping head. These were added later [to make] riding this way a little safer.”
  • Web Extra: Cheryl Iselt, Bluebonnet EC: “My son, Dylan, getting my granddaughter, Bayleigh, ready for her first ride.”
  • Web Extra: Karen Lloyd, Guadalupe Valley EC: “Our grandson, Weston, taking a nap on his mama’s saddle.”
  • Web Extra: Anisha McCord, Pedernales EC: “My young lady has a flair for fashion.”
  • Web Extra: Jessica Melker, CoServ: “Madison Melker jumping verticals during her first horse show of the season.”
  • Web Extra: Danny O’Steen, Trinity Valley EC: Sadie Grace Lovell has won three saddles this year in riding competitions.
  • Web Extra: Jeremiah Terry, Bandera EC: “Cowgirls on the Llano.”
  • Web Extra: Kim Wheeler, Sam Houston EC: “I had the pleasure of taking this little one’s first birthday pictures out on the trail in our woods located in Goodrich.”
  • Jody Brodhecker, Pedernales EC: Saddles too dear to part with.
  • Terry Sueltman, Pedernales EC: “This was the ‘little partner’ of a cowgirl who rode up to us with her dog in the pouch.”
  • Beatrice Lusk, Cherokee County EC: “Debra riding Freckles.”
  • Anne Barcak, San Patricio EC: The Glasscock brothers water their horses while working cattle, circa 1960.
  • Web Extra: Raymond Testa, Farmers EC: “Various well-worn saddles of many past adventures out in the open prairie.”
  • Web Extra: Barbara Knudsen, Central Texas EC: “This is an antique, handmade Peruvian sidesaddle made to fit a Peruvian paso horse. It has a slipper stirrup and no leaping head. These were added later [to make] riding this way a little safer.”
  • Web Extra: Cheryl Iselt, Bluebonnet EC: “My son, Dylan, getting my granddaughter, Bayleigh, ready for her first ride.”
  • Web Extra: Karen Lloyd, Guadalupe Valley EC: “Our grandson, Weston, taking a nap on his mama’s saddle.”
  • Web Extra: Anisha McCord, Pedernales EC: “My young lady has a flair for fashion.”
  • Web Extra: Jessica Melker, CoServ: “Madison Melker jumping verticals during her first horse show of the season.”
  • Web Extra: Danny O’Steen, Trinity Valley EC: Sadie Grace Lovell has won three saddles this year in riding competitions.
  • Web Extra: Jeremiah Terry, Bandera EC: “Cowgirls on the Llano.”
  • Web Extra: Kim Wheeler, Sam Houston EC: “I had the pleasure of taking this little one’s first birthday pictures out on the trail in our woods located in Goodrich.”
  • Jody Brodhecker, Pedernales EC: Saddles too dear to part with.
  • Terry Sueltman, Pedernales EC: “This was the ‘little partner’ of a cowgirl who rode up to us with her dog in the pouch.”
  • Beatrice Lusk, Cherokee County EC: “Debra riding Freckles.”
  • Anne Barcak, San Patricio EC: The Glasscock brothers water their horses while working cattle, circa 1960.
  • Web Extra: Raymond Testa, Farmers EC: “Various well-worn saddles of many past adventures out in the open prairie.”
  • Web Extra: Barbara Knudsen, Central Texas EC: “This is an antique, handmade Peruvian sidesaddle made to fit a Peruvian paso horse. It has a slipper stirrup and no leaping head. These were added later [to make] riding this way a little safer.”
  • Web Extra: Cheryl Iselt, Bluebonnet EC: “My son, Dylan, getting my granddaughter, Bayleigh, ready for her first ride.”
  • Web Extra: Karen Lloyd, Guadalupe Valley EC: “Our grandson, Weston, taking a nap on his mama’s saddle.”
  • Web Extra: Anisha McCord, Pedernales EC: “My young lady has a flair for fashion.”
  • Web Extra: Jessica Melker, CoServ: “Madison Melker jumping verticals during her first horse show of the season.”
  • Web Extra: Danny O’Steen, Trinity Valley EC: Sadie Grace Lovell has won three saddles this year in riding competitions.
  • Web Extra: Jeremiah Terry, Bandera EC: “Cowgirls on the Llano.”
  • Web Extra: Kim Wheeler, Sam Houston EC: “I had the pleasure of taking this little one’s first birthday pictures out on the trail in our woods located in Goodrich.”
  • Jody Brodhecker, Pedernales EC: Saddles too dear to part with.
  • Terry Sueltman, Pedernales EC: “This was the ‘little partner’ of a cowgirl who rode up to us with her dog in the pouch.”
  • Beatrice Lusk, Cherokee County EC: “Debra riding Freckles.”
  • Anne Barcak, San Patricio EC: The Glasscock brothers water their horses while working cattle, circa 1960.
  • Web Extra: Raymond Testa, Farmers EC: “Various well-worn saddles of many past adventures out in the open prairie.”
  • Web Extra: Barbara Knudsen, Central Texas EC: “This is an antique, handmade Peruvian sidesaddle made to fit a Peruvian paso horse. It has a slipper stirrup and no leaping head. These were added later [to make] riding this way a little safer.”
  • Web Extra: Cheryl Iselt, Bluebonnet EC: “My son, Dylan, getting my granddaughter, Bayleigh, ready for her first ride.”
  • Web Extra: Karen Lloyd, Guadalupe Valley EC: “Our grandson, Weston, taking a nap on his mama’s saddle.”
  • Web Extra: Anisha McCord, Pedernales EC: “My young lady has a flair for fashion.”
  • Web Extra: Jessica Melker, CoServ: “Madison Melker jumping verticals during her first horse show of the season.”
  • Web Extra: Danny O’Steen, Trinity Valley EC: Sadie Grace Lovell has won three saddles this year in riding competitions.
  • Web Extra: Jeremiah Terry, Bandera EC: “Cowgirls on the Llano.”
  • Web Extra: Kim Wheeler, Sam Houston EC: “I had the pleasure of taking this little one’s first birthday pictures out on the trail in our woods located in Goodrich.”
  • Jody Brodhecker, Pedernales EC: Saddles too dear to part with.
  • Terry Sueltman, Pedernales EC: “This was the ‘little partner’ of a cowgirl who rode up to us with her dog in the pouch.”
  • Beatrice Lusk, Cherokee County EC: “Debra riding Freckles.”
  • Anne Barcak, San Patricio EC: The Glasscock brothers water their horses while working cattle, circa 1960.
  • Web Extra: Raymond Testa, Farmers EC: “Various well-worn saddles of many past adventures out in the open prairie.”
  • Web Extra: Barbara Knudsen, Central Texas EC: “This is an antique, handmade Peruvian sidesaddle made to fit a Peruvian paso horse. It has a slipper stirrup and no leaping head. These were added later [to make] riding this way a little safer.”
  • Web Extra: Cheryl Iselt, Bluebonnet EC: “My son, Dylan, getting my granddaughter, Bayleigh, ready for her first ride.”
  • Web Extra: Karen Lloyd, Guadalupe Valley EC: “Our grandson, Weston, taking a nap on his mama’s saddle.”
  • Web Extra: Anisha McCord, Pedernales EC: “My young lady has a flair for fashion.”
  • Web Extra: Jessica Melker, CoServ: “Madison Melker jumping verticals during her first horse show of the season.”
  • Web Extra: Danny O’Steen, Trinity Valley EC: Sadie Grace Lovell has won three saddles this year in riding competitions.
  • Web Extra: Jeremiah Terry, Bandera EC: “Cowgirls on the Llano.”
  • Web Extra: Kim Wheeler, Sam Houston EC: “I had the pleasure of taking this little one’s first birthday pictures out on the trail in our woods located in Goodrich.”

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