A love for leather

Encampment resident carries on father's legacy of horse tack and leatherwork

Toni Tolle may not be a native to the Platte Valley, having moved to Encampment in February 2018, but she is a native to the world of agriculture and the West. Born and raised in Hereford, Texas, Tolle spent countless hours in her father's tack and saddle shop. Her father made and repaired saddles, horse tack and repaired boots.

"He didn't get too much into the non-tack stuff," said Tolle.

An early benefit to having a father who made saddles was that Tolle used the saddles when showing and riding horses.

"Since I showed horses and rode horses, I used what he made so it made an appreciation for...


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