RESTORING THE VALUE OF LEGACY
The Legacy Collection
Each piece will have a specific code telling you the model number, which number you have of that model, and date (example: 2317). You will also receive a card written by me to whom ever your legacy will be, and can be given to them when you're ready to pass down your piece. It's not only a testament to how important family history is, but it's a promise to you that my work will hold firm well past your days.
"When I was born in 1982 my grandfather traded the doctor a saddle for my hospital bill. You could say I was meant to be where I’m at now however, it took a while to get here. "
"I want to move folks’ expectations beyond monotone, assembly-line knock-offs to a world where their leather products are prized heirlooms intimately birthed from a shared vision between the craftsman and his client."
I enjoy creating unique pieces of art that are an extension of my western heritage. Bringing sketches to life in leather after a series of hand tooled embelshiments really set these pieces apart from the rest.
WELDON'S SADDLE SHOP & WESTERN WEAR
1957 - 2017
In 1957 my grandfather, Weldon Burgoon, opened Weldon's Saddle Shop in Denton Texas. My mom, uncle, and grandmother helped him start the business by making hand made products such as ropes, belts, saddles, and other leather goods to sell inside the shop. When saddle making was slow he picked up a few retail items like hats, boots, and shirts in order to keep cash flow going. As the years went by Weldon's Saddle Shop grew out of that old shack and into a bigger building that's been located on the same street corner since 1957 in downtown Denton Texas. Their hard work, dedication, and knowledge has supported our family in more ways than I can describe. Weldon built over 150 custom saddles during his career amongst countless other leather goods. I never had the privilege to meet my other Grandfather, "Smokey" Wilkinson, but he was a cowboy too. He raised my Dad and his 3 brothers around the farm which led him into a professional calf roping career. I’ve been raised around leather, western, and "the cowboy way" my entire life. After 60 years of business my family closed Weldon's in 2017 but the legacy lives on through my work.