Born into a cowboy family, Don Loewen grew up with a keen interest in horses and saddlery. At 14 years of age, his interest led him to make his first saddle. Having kindled a passion for the feel of leather shaping in his hands, Don, then 17 years old, set off for Saddle School in South Dakota where he honed his skills as a saddle maker and artisan.
Comfort, durability and the ability to stay positioned throughout a full day’s ride, is what makes Don’s saddles so well known throughout western Canada.
Besides saddles, Don has added several other high-quality leather products to enjoy the craftsmanship of leather crafting on a daily basis, such as notebooks, belts and traveller’s notebooks.
Not only is Don continuing his leather craft, but he is also teaching and passing down the art of saddle making to a wide range of people, from young high school boys to grown men from Sweden. Don loves teaching to those who are eager and willing to learn.