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Cover Story - August 7, 2013

Saddle up!

La Honda resident Jim Milbrath makes Western saddles to order

by Dave Boyce

If the guiding hand of natural selection had shaped horses specifically to carry people, their evolution would have included soft seating areas on their backs and ribs curved in such a way that a rider's legs could get a secure grip. But horses continue to be built for a life of running free on the open plain, thus providing gainful employment to saddle makers like Jim Milbrath of La Honda.

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