Reimagined Components: Vintage Texas state pendant and antique horse saddle prize pendant. 26" G-Metal 3mm box chain
1888 Nate's Take: "Anyone ever notice how much Texas looks like a horse saddle? Texas also holds a special place in my heart because it was my first stop after leaving Nashville on my cross-country fossil hunting exploration. I drove clear through the night, through torrential downpours and soul shaking thunder to get to my first destination. And, that destination happened to be Mineral Wells Texas. Now I heard there were fossils there and I intended to find em'. And find em' I did. I will say after I had had my fill the flowers that were in bloom in northern Texas that time of year, I believe it was May were a spinning vortex of color and breathtaking beauty like I’d never seen before. I would turn the radio off, roll down the windows and listen to the wind as it whipped up thousands and thousands of flower heads into a norther Texas spring Suarez...Wild and fragrant, colorful impermance."
State pride, BBQ, The Alamo, Fossils, South by South West, Austin city limits, Football, the Texas rangers...this list could go on for volumes. If there's one thing Texas has...it's a lot to brag about.
A prehistoric symbol! The first written acknowledgment of the Horse in the third millennium BC where historians uncovered slate tablets in Elam (present day Iraq and Iran) which reference this noble creature.
A silent contract is honored by both rider and beast symbolizing their unspoken bond.
From Vaquero to Rodeo the term Cowboy has a much longer history than most know.Between the 1500 & 1700’s The Spanish taught the indigenous people of Mexico how to ride their horses and herd their cattle. This hard work required a rugged personality and the Mexican vaqueroes became legendary for their roping skills and horsemanship. It is said that they would only dismount for the chance to dance with a pretty girl.As time went on more & more Americans adopted a cowboy lifestyle merging the two cultures. Even the word rodeo comes from the Spanish word Rodear.