A Minnesota saddle maker is looking to leave a lasting impression at this year’s Stock Show with a piece he designed to pay tribute to the troops.
Mike Bray, Owner of Bray Saddlery out of Monticello, Minnesota is showcasing a saddle he designed those who have served their country at this year’s Stock Show.
The leather saddle and accompanying sarape are covered in ornate designs honoring all branches of the military and those who have fallen.
He says the piece is not for sale and it was a labor of love to create. When asked how long the piece took to make, Bray humbly replied, “I never kept track of my hours, but it's nothing compared to what the hours are that our troops are spending over there right now, so i never kept track of them”.
Bray’s tribute to troop’s saddle can be seen throughout the Stock Show in the lobby of the Civic Center Fine Arts Theater.