Pop Wagner

Learn to make mohair cinches with Pop Wagner at the Western States Horse Expo! Cost is $150 for one day, $275 for two days and $350 for three days. Cost includes material for one basic 17 strand tied cinch per day (material for other types of cinches may cost a little more). NOTE: This is a LIMITED opportunity for only three people per day. Advanced registration is highly recommended!


To register email Pop at popwagner@aol.com
or call 612-817-5898

Building D, right next to Buckaroo Leather

Gail Hought

Learn all about leather braiding from Gail Hought of Hought Fine Art & Leather. There will be two 3-hour classes each day: morning sessions are from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM and afternoon sessions are from 2 PM-5 PM. Each session is limited to 3 students and advanced registration is recommended. Materials supplied include pre-cut fully prepared strings and a mandrel which you will take home. Bring your braiding questions as well as a notebook!

Buttons and Knots Instructed:

  • 2 & 3 pass Spanish Ring Knot
  • 6 bight Turk’s head with herringbone interweave
  • 6 bight Turk’s head with gaucho interweave
  • 4 bight gaucho
  • 6 bight long pineapple button with herringbone interweave

To register please call (707)839-1871 or go to Gail’s website:

Building D, right next to Double H Products

Kayleen Johnson

Learn how to make your own 4, 8 or 12 strand braided paracord projects with Kayleen of Rebel Headdress. Personalized instruction and all materials provided to build your choice of:

  • A set of reins
  • A lead rope or
  • A dog leash

Beyond learning the basics of plaiting a round braid, students can learn how to start and finish projects with simple decorative knots! Cost is $75 each session. Morning sessions go from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM & afternoon sessions go 2pm-5pm. Classes are limited to only 3 people each day so early registration is highly recommended!

To register or for more information please email kjleprechaun98@gmail.com.

Building D, right next to Bio-Vet & Hought Fine Art.