HorseInterest Workshops Offer Hands-On Classes in Cinch Making and Braiding

HorseInterest Workshops offer hands-on classes in cinch making and braiding, all taught by master craftsmen. Class spaces are limited, some days are sold out but a few spots are still available. See below for contact.

Cinch Making with Pop Wagner

Master Cinch Maker Pop Wagner will teach mohair cinch making and the use of a loom and tools. You can sign up for just one day or all four days. Classes will include material for a 17-strand mohair cinch. A one-day class is $160 and all four days is $525. Advance registration is required and space is limited.

To sign up for these classes, contact or call him at 612.817.5898.

Leather Braiding with Gail Hought

Gail Hought of Hought Fine Art and Leather is offering classes on leather braiding. Her three-hour classes for all four days of the
Expo are scheduled in the morning and
in the afternoon. Provided materials are pre-cut, prepared strings and mandrel. She will also offer information on bosals, nosebands, the heel knot, buttons, and all types of braiding. Other material and books will be available for purchase. Cost is $100 per class.

To sign up, contact, call 707.599.9493 or online at

Paracord Braiding with Kayleen Johnson

If paracord braiding is more up your (barn) alley, Kayleen Johnson of Rebel Headdress is offering classes on 12-plait paracord braiding in a herringbone pattern. Students will accomplish a set of single loop reins in one or two colors. Durable and colorful, these reins are a signature look of quality equestrian gear. All material is provided for the $100 fee per class. If Hombre 6-colored braided reins are more your style, you need to enroll in two classes. Classes will be held each morning and afternoon for all four days of the Expo.
To sign up for the classes, contact Kayleen at

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