MAIN EVENT   |  January 18 - 22, 2023 Queen Creek, Arizona

Bosal Building Class with Teresa and Bill Black


January 18th, 19th, and 20th, 2023

Spend three days during the Art of the Cowgirl event braiding a two rein bosal with Bill and Teresa Black. All materials provided. Some basic knowledge of tying Spanish ring knots is helpful. 

Participants will braid a 8 braid bosal body with rawhide and a 24 braid nose button with kangaroo leather. You will have a bosal to take home after the workshop! No previous experience necessary.

Teresa Black of Plush, Oregon, is an expert in rawhide braiding and horse hair hitching.  

Originally exposed to leather work, Teresa discovered rawhide braiding in 2000 when she met Bill Black, renowned western gear maker. They were married 2001, and soon after, Bill began teaching Teresa the art of braiding a reata and she has been braiding ever since.

Bill Black has been braiding rawhide for over 40 years. Over the years, Black has received orders from across the United States and Canada, and he has sent his work as far afield as Switzerland, Germany, and Australia. In 2000, he was named the Academy of Western Artists Hitcher and Braider of the Year, and examples of his rawhiding, and the equipment that accompanies it, have been displayed in the High Desert Museum in Bend, Oregon.

Their daughter, Montana, was born in 2004 and is also starting to braid and do leather work. Teresa has established herself as a talented horsewoman, artist and maker in the western industry.

Limited to 10 participants. 

*Regular 5 day pass to Art of the Cowgirl January 18th-22nd is included in this workshop fee. Participants’ names will automatically be added to the will call list and you can redeem at the gate*

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