The gear illustrated and described in this book is made of rawhide. However, leather thongs and plastic string can be worked in the same manner. The illustrations are clear, and detailed drawings show from beginning to end how to make the articles of gear the horseman uses to "work or show" his horse to best advantage. Bridles, hackamores, hobbles, reins, reatas, quirts, and riding crops are just a few of the articles that can be made by following the illustrations and instructions.Included in the volume is a section titled "How to Make a Western Saddle, " by Lee M. Rice. He explains each step in making a western saddle, with text and drawings.Grant, Bruce is the author of 'How to Make Cowboy Horse Gear', published 1956 under ISBN 9780870330346 and ISBN 0870330349.