If you have
ever dreamed of parading down Main Street in your home town on a prancing horse attired in mesmerizing silver tack, then
you've come to the right place. Silver parade saddles appeared in the 30's & 40's & became even more popular
as the Hollywood Cowboy era hit it's heyday in the 50's & 60's. They were especially popular in the Rose Bowl
Parade in Pasadena, California, & can still be seen in that parade today. Horse shows began including classes for
parade horses & silver saddles became more ornamental with each passing year. The photo to the right is Mr.
Art Miller on golden American Saddlebred, Peavine's Golden Major, a parade champion in the '50's and '60's.
are few silver parade saddle makers left. The Hollywood Cowboy days are a by-gone era, but those still lucky
enough to own parade saddles love to show off what are now predominently antique saddles. This site is for
those who still appreciate the tradition of riding a fine horse dressed in silver & flashy floral decor.
Our hats are off in honor of the famous saddle makers such as Edward Bohlin, Frank Coenan, Keyston Brothers, Ted
Flowers, Bruce Lovins, L. V. Frazer & scores of other silver saddle makers who created such beautiful
tack. We also tip our hats to the famous Hollywood clothing designers such as Nudie Cohn, Fay Ward, Manuel &
Nathan Turk, to name a few. These designers dressed the Hollywood cowboys, country, pop & rock musicians alike in
gorgeous embroidered suits & shirts with glittering crystal embellishments, many of which are now only glimpsed in
museums or private collections.