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Metro Uniform
(559) 264-7770
840 N Blackstone Ave
Fresno, CA
 
Mayfair Shoe Repair
(559) 266-4044
3081 E Mckinley Ave
Fresno, CA
 
Esmeralda Sandals
(559) 237-0086
860 Fulton Mall
Fresno, CA
 
New Balance
(559) 225-2329
712 W Shaw Ave
Fresno, CA
 
Shoe Pavilion
(559) 226-0376
4940 N Blackstone Ave
Fresno, CA
 
Pair Shoes
(559) 237-3635
1592 N West Ave
Fresno, CA
 
Sofias Modas Y Estilos
(559) 237-4546
1648 N 1st St
Fresno, CA
 
Divas Temptations
(559) 241-7374
3502 N Blackstone Ave
Fresno, CA
 
Good Feet Store
(559) 224-3338
373 W Shaw Ave
Fresno, CA
 
Foot Locker
(559) 222-6860
3602 N Blackstone Ave # 115
Fresno, CA
 

Only In America

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Horsewright Clothing and Tack Company owners Dave and Nichole Ferry design working cowboy gear while ranching in California’s Tehachapi Mountains.
Their traditional tack has inspired a movement to recognize the men and women serving in the armed forces.

It’s hard to find tack and ranch equipment that’s still made entirely in America. I bought a John Deere tractor precisely because I wanted to buy American, but was disappointed to find out the frame is made in China and the engine in Japan.

Today, many classic symbols of the American West have been outsourced to countries that don’t even have a word in their language for “cowboy.” It’s likely you ride in boots that were made in China, jeans that were made in Costa Rica, a shirt that was made in Taiwan and a hat that was made in the Dominican Republic.

You might even step up into a saddle that was made in Mexico and communicate with your horse using a Chinese-made bit that probably contains unacceptably high levels of lead.

Your horse may be the only part of your outfit that’s American-made.

Yet, as the horse world rockets into 21st century cyberspace and global marketing, and as hard drives and gigabytes replace cattle drives and horse bites, custom craftsmanship is making a surprising comeback, with many goods being made in the United States.

Horsewright Clothing and Tack Company is one such company, priding itself in producing American-made cowboy gear “designed from the saddle, for the saddle.” If you call to place an order, either Dave or Nichole Ferry, the owners, may well answer the phone from horseback as they move cattle around their 1,900-acre lease in California’s Tehachapi Mountains. After they take the order, they’ll make whatever you requested by hand, one item at a time, in their home, which doubles as their shop.

Both Dave and Nichole have spent countless hours in the saddle and worked on the ground at various California ranches. Each of them can ride with any cowboy, or throw a backhand or a houlihan as well as any buckaroo. They are, quite simply, the real deal.

ImageTHE FERRYS AREN’T YOUR TYPICAL COWBOY AND COWGIRL. Nichole was born in Long Beach, California, where surf boards and sailboats rule. However, her mother loved horses, and Nichole spent her free time hanging around the local rental stable.

Dave is the only cowboy you’ll ever meet who played rugby for a school in Scotland and was undefeated in five years of fencing with three different kinds of swords (foil, épée and saber). The son of a Presbyterian minister, he was raised in both California and Scotland.

California inspired Dave’s love of horses. A neighbor in the coastal town of Santa Maria had mustangs, and, as a child, Dave and a friend used to amuse themselves by racing jackrabbits horseback through the hills. After college, Dave “drifted” into law enforcement, but throughout his career he couldn’t keep horses out of his life. A friend needed help starting colts, and after a rough, yet ed...

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