Saddlers & leather workers from around the world join host Christian Lowe to share stories and secrets on the leather trade and the art and life of making, repairing, and selling saddles and other equipment for horses.
Trent Peterson of Bellingham, WA would say he has always taken the road that is less traveled, and that he will always find a way to travel that road. His life journey took him on a life as a ski bum in Vail, CO, a school stint in Fisheries Science that landed him a job for the Washington Fish & Wildlife department, and then he found myself making a hand on the Walking D ranch in Winthrop, WA. which is where he first was introduced to horses and packing with mules in the mountains.
Trent moved abroad to the UK to become fully immersed in the culture, pubs, and vineyards for the next 6 years growing grapes and making wine, but missing the wildness of the mountains he grew up around. It was there that he learned life is about living and not just existing.
Trent’s Dad was robbed of the ability to continue to live as he wanted because of ataxia, a degenerative disease of the nervous system, and so he lived through his sons. He lived for the days that he would sit there in his wheelchair and watch his three sons pull out of the driveway on his Harley, or with him in the sidecar as a passenger. He could no longer ride, but he could in his heart and spirit. So Trent goes on living for him, and in turn, with hopes to tell his story so that people might understand him a little more.
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