Saddlemaker creates functional, traditional art

 

Last updated 5/2/2024 at 11:23am

Photo by Craig Rullman

Hank Moss at work in his Square Dot Saddlery located on his ranch in Prineville.

Hank Moss grew up working cattle in the sagebrush of southern Utah and northern Arizona.

There's a haze of romance around that life - and Hank will tell you it was a fine life for a youngster.

"That was a pretty magical growing up. I was horseback all the time," he recalled. "It was super cool."

That doesn't mean it was easy. Moss' family moved from San Antonio, Texas, to a spread under the rim of Bryce Canyon without much in the way of worldly goods.

"We were in really rough shape," he said.

The family moved into an abandoned log cabin in 1977, and Hank remembers learning how to chink the gap...



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