Meet the kings of the West
For a full appreciation for the American Cowboy and his craft, visit King’s Saddlery and Museum. For the modern rancher, King’s is a treasure trove of tack, apparel, ropes and cowboy giddy-up. The Don King Museum features saddles, wagons, carriages, firearms and Western curiosities the likes of which rarely make it beyond Wyoming’s borders. Master leather-crafters are frequently sighted in the workshop; watch them put the finishing touches on a one-of-a-kind saddle or a handcrafted piece of custom cowboy kit.
Tom Balding’s bits and spurs are considered staples of Sheridan’s Western experience—he’s known industry-wide for design innovation, precision and flawless finish work. A visit to his legendary showroom is an opportunity to glimpse beautiful pendants, buckles and other pieces of art.
Jesse Smith produces sublime western wear through her Western Grace label (available at her downtown storefront of the same name), a line that includes original skirts, tailored jackets and vests, lace and silk tops, belts, cuffs and more. Jesse’s designs are worn by country music superstars from Nashville to Los Angeles.
Tucker Goss and Trevor Clark have kick-started their fabrication and metalwork business in the old Sheridan Iron Works facility, and honor traditional methods and techniques of age-old blacksmiths (in their craft-forward methods).
Red Bison Studios and Big Horn Design are known for their modern pottery and textile work, respectively. Red Bison designs and fabricates pieces for breweries, restaurants, and more, while Big Horn’s flagship Surf Wyoming brand is known across the nation for its bold, singular Wyoming aesthetic.
Since 1909, Sheridan Tent & Awning has designed and produced canvas tents, wall tents, outfitter tents, hunting tents and cowboy range tents. For hunting enthusiasts, glamping or family camping, it's hard to beat a sturdy canvas tent made in the USA.