lifelong passion for fine craftsmanship, coupled with ongoing research
into the origins of horsemanship and the evolution of the saddle, qualify
him to assist in assembling a purposeful collection.
Stormes' talks have informed audiences at the Glenbow Museum, Calgary,
Western Folklife Center, Elko NV, National Cowboy and Western Heritage
Museum, Oklahoma City and Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis on topics
ranging from the saddle and saddletree, both history and modern practice,
to the rawhide braiding of Luis Ortega.
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