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Cow Camp Saddlery

Custom Leather Work

About Cow Camp Saddlery

Cow Camp Saddlery is a small custom leather shop located in north western Wyoming. 

 I got my start in leather with the help of my dad who was a 4-H leader. I did leather craft in 4-H for a few years, then in 1987 while in high school I needed good gear, but was a high school kid with no money. At the time I was working for area ranchers and taking in outside colts to ride. I took an old pair of my dad's batwing chaps and cut them down into a pair of chinks, what a crud pair that was. I have learned by trial and error, reading books, and studying other makers gear.  Now with 20+ years, I have made some nice gear for myself and others. I like to know how the gear I make fits, how comfortable it is, how long it lasts, and if it works.  The cow work, horse work, and trail riding with the family here on the ranch allows me to test the gear that I make on a regular bases. I have competed in ranch roping's, ranch rodeos, team roping's, and other horse related events, where I can gain many new ideas to make my gear even better.God has given me a wonderful family, a good job, and a talent that I hope to share with you.

Wyoming is a beautiful state  to live in, no matter what direction we look we always see the Lord's amazing beauty.

You're welcome at our camp any time, we'll throw out the extra bedrolls, toss more beans in the kettle and the coffee pot is always on the fire.

                                                                           Mark, Lori, Joseph and Jeremiah

Some Photos from the ranch


Branding Calves at Larry Cundalls 2009

 Doctoring heifers with foot rot.

Moving calves back to their pasture after bangs vaccinations.



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  • "Holly and I could not have produced the quality in our chinks without the teaching and mentoring of Mark Barcus. Mark took the time to assist and tutor each step toward the comp..."
    Bob Ellis
  • " Mark I am going to type up a more detailed thread but for right now I will offer my thoughts and the pros and cons. 1. the detail is great mark goes the extra mi..."
  • "I was blessed to get to spend the week with Jim Smith learning the art of building shotgun chaps under the instruction of Mark Barcus. Mark doesn't just teach the how but also..."
    Michele Lawson