Saddlemaker, Three Forks, Montana
This saddle is built on a 15 1/2-inch Wade tree made by Warren Wright, New Zealand. It is decorated with full mixed flower carving and engraved sterling silver horn cap, conchos and buckles, all made by Marc. Features include a 4-inch cantle, a 3 1/2-inch wood horn with 5-inch cap, 7/8 rigging and an Oregon cross over rope strap. The stirrups were made by Trina Weber, Nampa, Idaho.
Marc Brogger lives on the Madison River just outside of the small ranching community of Three Forks, Montana, with his wife Lola and two daughters. They run a small bunch of cow/calf pairs and he works in a saddle shop located on the ranch. He has been building saddles since 1981. Marc served a three-year apprenticeship with Jim Lathrope and spent several years making contract saddles for Dale Harwood before striking out on his own. He works hard to produce saddles that are both functional and beautiful. Marc comments that "it has been through the help from family, friends and other great saddlemakers that I have been able to accomplish what I have."
Photos by Adam Jahiel