Roger researched Old West Wyoming saddles for his Master's and Doctoral degrees and graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with his Ph.D. in American Frontier History. He became interested in saddlemaking in 1992 when he began working on Western films such as Geronimo and The Great American West. He made his first saddle on his own and then found a saddlemaker to train him in the art. He quickly became proficient and was awarded the "Best Western Saddlemaker" award by True West Magazine in 2005.
His saddles have been used in many movies and television shows such as Touched by an Angel, The Work and the Glory I, II, and III, Robert Redford's The American West, Damsel, Gold Fever, and many others. They are historically accurate and re-enactors and Hollywood Producers can be assured they are getting a quality authentic product when they use one of his saddles.
He has published some of his finding in the Winter 2009 Annals of Wyoming journal.
Roger: Leather Craftsman
The Blomquist Family are all horse riders and enjoy the association between horse and rider. Angela has ridden and shown Quarter and Paint horses since the age of 10. Our daughter, Frankie started showing at age 4 and now successfully competes in Barrel Racing. Kalin, our granddaughter we are raising, just began competing in the show arena.