Back at the Ranch — Custom Cowboy Boots

Bodie's Dog Friendly Guide to Shopping in Santa Fe

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Bodie's Dog Friendly Guide to Shopping in Santa Fe

We kicked off our day with this phenomenal cowboy boot store, set on the prettiest shopping street in Santa Fe. Not only do they allow dogs to nose around the crocodile, ostrich and even bullfrog skin boots, they can actually customize made-to-measure boots with your very own pup’s face (and name!) tooled into the leather. Read more here...

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Forbes Magazine - True Grit: Back at the Ranch's Wendy Henry On Reinventing Cowboy Boots

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Forbes Magazine - True Grit: Back at the Ranch's Wendy Henry On Reinventing Cowboy Boots

Rugged, durable, and nostalgic are perhaps the best words to describe one of the most enduring pieces in American fashion—cowboy boots. For all those who have watched enough John Wayne and Clint Eastwood films, you understand that these shoes, in essence, were made to tackle the rough, sandy terrain of the Wild West. They were engineered to be the ideal riding boot, corralling cattle on the open range. Then, over time, their practical qualities were eschewed for more fanciful trappings. The heels were made higher, rounded toes became pointed, and the bland cowhide material was replaced with exotic leathers and...

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Back at the Ranch celebrates 25 years as Santa Fe’s go-to shop for handmade cowboy boots

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Back at the Ranch celebrates 25 years as Santa Fe’s go-to shop for handmade cowboy boots

Article from Santa Fe New Mexican. As a child growing up in surf-side Florida, Wendy Lane Henry had one ambition: to live out West.  It took her 40 years to attain that dream, and when she did, she opened a cowboy boot store.   She didn’t grow up on cowboy movies or have any particular feel for the cowboy way of life. Her dad was a plumber and her mom was a housewife. But by age 16, Henry was working in the retail business and fell in love with fashion and style. And though she went to college to be...

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