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Thank you for visiting my site.  My name is Tal Neilsen, my business started out of necessity in the 1970's.  Being a WORKING cowboy, I learned to make my own leatherwork by watching and learning from 'Old-Time' saddle makers.  Since money was hard to come by on a cowboy's wages, I began making my own saddle bags, spur straps, vaccine saddle bags, chinks, batwing chaps and belts.  I also became very proficient in the art of repair.  By doing this, other cowboys began asking for my work and thus, my business grew.

I now have 25 years of experience in the leather business.  My work is primarily focused on  working cowboy gear, but I have also expanded into motorcycle leather, purses, rodeo gear and many other custom items.  My goal is quality workmanship in a timely fashion, while keeping prices reasonable.

Please look around and see some of the many items I have to offer.  If you need something you don't see, please contact me and I will tell you what I can do. Also, feel free to stop by the shop at 3917 Main St. Cottonwood-right beside Shasta Feed at the Shasta Auction Yard. Look forward to seeing you!


Featured Products

Xtra Small

Xtra Small


Our extra small saddle bags are just as durable as our bigger bags just smaller in size. These bags are also made of quality chap leather and are the perfect size for a 500 cc bottle of vaccine or sandwich & pair of pliers!

Custom Made Saddle

Custom Made Saddle


16" Cliff Wade

Semi Quarter Horse Bars
4" Cantle
3 1/2" x 4" Post Horn
7/8 Riggin
Tapadero Tal's Cottonwood Flower stamp (waffle).
Just completed and ready for sale.