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Testimonial on our Control Packages

On 6/6/2016 2:40 PM, jim blackburn wrote:
 

John and Ann,

Havenít had a lot of opportunity to use the control package, but everything about it far exceeds my expectations. The craftsmanship is beautiful, if I never used it for its  intended purpose, I could hang it on the wall as art. So far, it is exactly what I needed for my horse. Iím sure Iíll be looking for more of your products in the future.

Regards,

Jim Blackburn   jblackburn52@outlook.com

 

 

ALASKADRAFTHORSE

Check out this video http://www.alaskadrafthorse.com/Videos.html  ,   Ron has our Boz Bareback Saddle and also our Boz Slick & Swell  Fork Saddle in his Alaskan guide operation.  If you are planning a trip to Alaska , this is a great way to see the country.  See info below. 

 
Explore the wild beauty of Alaska on a gentle giant Percheron Draft Horse.
These magnificent animals have a fine gentle temperament and because of their size and stamina they can accommodate large riders. Our trips are truly an experience, customized for your pleasure, because we only book 1 or 2 riders per trip with our guide. On your memorable trip you will see wildlife and birds, and learn to identify local wild plants. Perhaps you would like to learn outdoor skills or wilderness survival. Your guide is an experienced Alaskan woodsman with a rich knowledge of the area. Our rides take place in the Chakok River Valley, which is the salmon spawning grounds that feed into the headwaters of the world class Anchor River. We feature Boz Saddles because of the balance and comfort to the rider and the horse. On weekends we can take you riding on the beach at low tide at Anchor Point, Homer, or Ninilchik. We provide the equipment and ride 7 days a week in the summer rain or shine.
While the rest of your party goes fishing come ride with us! You will remember this unique experience with these fine animals forever.
Click on the "video" tab to see videos of what our animals and experiences are like.
 
 

 

Bozzage Students and Boz Saddle Owners Points of View
IF YOU DECIDE TO CONTACT ANY OF THESE PEOPLE, PLEASE REMEMBER TO KEEP YOUR CONVERSATIONS SHORT AND TO THE POINT, THEY HAVE FAMILIES AND CAREERS AND ARE NOT GETTING PAID FOR THEIR TIME.

 

Testimonial on the NEW Boz Race Trainer Saddles

              Please read below when Mika knew her saddle was on the way to her. 

On 9/15/2017 4:08 PM, MIKA SHIMADA wrote:

Hi Ann and Boz,

I hurried home from work today hoping that my saddle has already arrived. YES, it is here and this is the BEST SADDLE I can ever have in my life! With so much excitement, my fingers are shaking as I am typing. This saddle is so beautiful!!! I instantly fell in love with my saddle.

Thank you very much for you generosity with adding my initial, decorative leather stamping, multiple hooks, and using beautiful bronze color hardware to match leather colors. I also absolutely love and thankful that you used multiple leather colors. The color coordination looks like the saddle was made by Louis Vuitton or some fancy fashion company. Thank you for including leather conditioner, spatula, and a piece of cleaning sheep skin. The best part is that everything was put together and crafted by the world famous Boz!

I will take great care of this beautiful saddle.

PS- I will send you the photos of the saddle from 25 mile ride at Iron Horse Challenge ride at Anza, CA next week. Thank you for the good wish.

Mika

This is an email after she gets to ride the saddle and tries it on 2 different horses. 

9-18-17

Hi Ann and Boz,

I have a good news to report back to you tonight.

Boz,  thank you very much for taking your precious time and talking to me yesterday.  You don't even know how much emotional support you have provided me while I was feeling very wrong about changing the location of the comfort bars which can  pinch both side of horse's spine. 

Today, I met an angel, her name is Angela, coincidentally.  I did not mean to tell her my dilemma but my desperate desire to prove the correctness of the saddle made me share my situation with her.  Angela, my guardian angel at the ranch, offered me to ride her horse Wolf (mustang) with my saddle in the arena to test the comfort bars fitting.  Angela spent her precious time to watch me ride Wolf with Boz saddle evaluating if there are any signs of ill-fitting or pain/discomfort she may see in Wolf.  There were absolutely none and Wolf and I (first time riding together) had an effective time communicating with each other in the arena. (very effective riding).  Our purpose today was to evaluate if we need to remount/move comfort bars.  We had just enough exercise for Wolf to make light sweat mark on his back.  Sweat mark was just perfect!  it was wet evenly, excluding about 2 inches along the spine! It was very clear that the pads were doing a great job protecting his spine.  We also clearly saw the power of NASA foam as well.  The comfort bar conformed to Wolf's unique back and we were able to see the indentation of his back on the NASA foam. (photo 3, 4 and 5)

As we were evaluating the indentation of the NASA foam, a friend stopped by.  We told her about our successful experience and showed the indentation on the foam.  She gave me the OK to ride one of her horses, Shiloh, my confidant horse, with my Boz saddle. The ride with Shiloh was the second proof that these comfort bars do not need to be adjusted.  Shiloh is an Arabian horse with high wither.  I was not sure how it will work but I should know better by now.  It works on many horses!!!!  (photo 1 and 2).  Shiloh's back indentation was much different from Wolf's but its sweat mark was evenly distributed; no dry spot as Wolf's.  I don't know how else we can prove that this saddle is great and fits many horses with extremely different backs.  

This is the best balanced saddle I ever used! it is totally different from wooden saddles for sure.  Well, I do not have to tell you that.  I totally agree with what you said and how you explained how this saddle works.  I have had the opportunity to use many people's saddle in the past since I did not have my own saddle and horses.  Out of all the saddles I used, Boz saddle is the best saddle for me.  One thing I need to change is the stirrups.  4 inch E-Z stirrup was not good choice for me.  I have difficult time keeping my heels down and for that reason, my calf muscle is not functioning the way it should be while riding. (my calves feels very weak!).  I will replace with a narrower one, inch  and half stirrup, the one you recommend in the Youtube video. 

I am celebrating my progress in proving Boz saddle rocks!  I cannot wait to go back to ranch to admire my Boz saddle. Mika

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   2015 - Arab Stallion  - MMF Thunders Echo+/ 7000 miles - Eastern High Sierra Classic 50 - Aug. 2012 in the Bareback Rig.  5 AERC National Championship - 3 Jim Jones - 1 National Mileage - 1 Bill Stuckey

A BIG CONGRATS OUT TO CHERI BRISCO ON HER AMAZING ACHIEVEMENTS IN THE WORLD OF ENDURANCE 2013.  She has both our Boz Bareback Saddle and The Boz Trail Saddle with the fleece seat.  She rides both of our saddles but thinks she really likes the Boz Bareback the best.  Please see below what she did in 2013 and scroll down to the Endurance sections of Testimonials,  to see what she has done in the past years.

Cheri Brisco does it again:    2013 Christmas card brings another great year for Cheri.  1660 miles in 2013.  1st Jim Jones Stallion Award, 1st National Mileage Championship Senior Division, 1st award for Bill Stuckey, 1st Pac S.W. Feather weight.  This was done all in the Boz Bareback Saddle and Boz Trail Saddle.  See her quote in AERC News, thanking Boz for making saddles that fit so well. 
 

Rita Mason continues with the Bozzage Training methods on her Dressage Horses.  Click here to see her latest achievements.  Rita Mason 11-7-14 Testimonial

National Champion and out on the trail.     

 

Well Rita is doing it again through the Bozzage method of training in the world of Dressage.  Please click here to see her email.  Mason update

Rita Mason is one of Boz's long time students and started in endurance and started coming to his clinics.  She has progressed with her original horse through the years, here is an email we received and some pictures of her horse.  Rita Testimonial 1  Rita also sent a 2nd email with a video link  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJmtXUYqZBw of her and her horse on the Grand Prix Rides Rita Testimonial 2   She also did a demo bridleless see her video   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIyE3sdxLhA

 

Melissa Trott owns a Boz Saddle Kit and has recently purchased a Boz Bareback , click here for her comments about Boz Saddles:  Trottbarebacktestimonial

Boz Testimonial-Orlando Alamillo 3-21-07

Orlando Alamillo lives in Southern California. After purchasing and using his Boz equipment since the summer of 2002, this is his testimonial.  Orlando has the Boz Saddle, 2 Boz Bareback saddles, Boz Gear and has been to many clinics and has come for private lessons.   These pictures show Orlando on a couple of his horses Chewy and Decka.    Orlando's testimonial

Video - This video shows Orlando riding the Boz Bareback in a Rodeo Horse racing event. 

Orlando riding at a Mounted Shooting event. 

Teri Thurbush as been coming to Boz's clinics for quite a few years and has just recently entertained the idea of taking up a new sport. Rode in Mounted Shooting clinic

Monique Fimbres rides C.G.A. gymkhanas and A.Q.H.A. shows - speed events.  Click here to see what she thinks of Boz Saddles, Equipment and training.  Moniquetestimonial

Jeanne Aslakson lives in northern Michigan and does competitive trail rides and endurance.  Click here for her testimonial.

Renee Been does all types of riding on several types of horses.  She is a registered nurse and  spends her time between the Bay area in Northern California and her ranch in Arizona.  She has traveled here for private training and has also attended several of Boz's clinics.  Please see below pictures of her Peruvian horse Avonna, her Mule Ruby, and her Mustang .

These are her comments:

I love my Boz saddle.  Several pictures are taken at shows.  What is too cool, is that all three horses shown under the Boz saddle have completely different backs, and conformations!!.  My Peruvian has a curved back, the mule has a completely flat back with no withers, and the Mustang has a short, wide back.  The saddle fits all of them, and it is my only saddle choice at this time (I have 14 other saddles).  Also pictured (unfortunately not the best picture) is the pony ring being used.  The filly in that picture has the Boz halter/bridle on.   email address:  reneebeen@sbcglobal.net

Avonna - Peruvian -  Avonna in the show ring - Ruby the Mule - Mustang - Pony Ring

A potential customer that has a mule emailed Renee and this is Renee's reply:  Renee's reply

XANDER is probably the cutest guy you will ever meet.  He is the son of Shaun and Jennifer McKinley.  He is shown on his little horse named Belle an American Cream Draft Horse.  Please watch for more pictures of this little Buckaroo.  He loves his bareback and rides in nothing else.  Xander was 1 year old in December 2007.  Xander at 13 months  Shaun and Jennifer McKinley have Denali Draft horses, check out their website if you would like to buy an American Cream.  www.denalidrafthorses.com or email them at:  info@denalidrafthorses.com

Harriet Forkey - Lundholm -  she has had her saddle since 2005 and her horse has never been happier.   Written Testimonial  Click on picture to see Harriet and her horse Pluto 

Linda Bettner - testimonial of another happy Boz saddle owner Testimonial


Becky Amio is a Bozzage student, Gymkhana Champion Rider, Horse Trainer and Instructor, she holds a BA and Masters degree in business and has written several testimonials on Bozzage training, Bozzage Clinics, Boz Equipment, and Boz Saddles.  Becky lives in South Dakota, originally from Southern California.  This video shows Becky on a horse that she is training and it has only had 20 rides.  She uses the Bozzage method and Boz Saddlery saddles and equipment.

http://youtu.be/iCYNZkWpKlU

 

CONGRATS TO BECKY:  Becky just qualified for the 2006 WORLD Championships in Barrels and Poles..........

Becky   shown going around poles and  and Becky & Orlando  racing for # 1 and #2 places in their Boz Barebacks.

    Becky in the Boz English Bareback jumping treeless saddle, showing how you can even jump in the Boz Bareback.  Becky is on her 13.2 POA Pony, jumping 4 1/2 feet, the background fence is 5 feet at the top.                    

    Becky jumping in the Bareback   
   
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BOZ KITS

Here is a movie of Beth "Higgy" putting together a Boz Kit Saddle with her husband.  Click here:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RRROW7P4BI

Nancy Paschall-Huntington - Kit # 1.  2009  This is her written testimonial.  Kit1 - Testimonial

July 2015 Nancy sent her kit back to us for an upgrade.  See below the transformation from  6 year old kit saddle to a  Sport Agility Saddle.

 

Before       After

    Before    After    Click here for her testimonial:   Nancy Paschall testimonial 2016

 

See below under Mules for another kit saddle.

Michaela is 13 years old and put together her very own kit saddle, here is her email testimonial.   Michaela testimonial

Robert Hopkins put his kit together in just 2 hours. Robert Hopkins written testimonial

Here is another testimonial by Bob:  Bobs Testimonial and see his pictures below.

The Boz does well on my Paso Fino. I thank you John. Bob Hopkins - 6-3-12

 

Debbie Townsley has 3 different horses and she uses her Boz Kit saddle on all of them.  Debbie's written testimonial

 

Sharann Derksen/Schuck already has a Boz Bareback and Boz Fleece Trail saddle and now a Boz Saddle Kit saddle.  She put together her kit is 2 1/2 hours.   Sharann's written testimonial   Here are some of her pictures of her saddle and her horse:  She has a new email address if you want to contact her:  sharann.schuck@gmail.com

David Shefrin has a Boz saddle and ordered a kit, click here for his testimonial

 

ENDURANCE

Renie Burnett has been a very long time Boz saddle owner and has attended a lot of Boz Clinics throughout  the years.  She hosted a Boz clinic and has become a good friend over the years along with her husband Bob.  She lives up by Redding so we don't get to see them very often but usually get together at the AERC convention in Reno each year.  Here is an email we received from her on 10-6-08.  Renie

Renie sent an email regarding an article written about her in the CSHA Region 18 Endurances News. She and her horse Czentinel were 1st. place Featherweight Endurance winners in California State Horsemen's Assoc. Region 18 for 2008Article

Renie on Czentinel, taken at 80 mile ride in Oregon and she got 4th place.  Please click here to see some of Renie's responses and answer to questions on Ridecamp concerning Boz Saddles on his Patented flexible trees. Ridecamp

Whiskey Town Chaser 50 - April 2009 - Email from Renie - 4-21-09

Renie's email regarding 2011 Tevis ride

Nancy and Emma Agnew are mother and daughter and they tell their story about how they got their Boz Saddle and how they like them.

Nick McDonald lives in British Columbia Canada and here is his testimonial and some pictures of horse.

Sandy Terp is an Endurance rider/Trainer and owns a feed and tack store in New Jersey and has been looking for a saddle and gear to offer for sale in her store and has found the Boz.  She has had it tested at a Thermography clinic and passed with flying colors.

Gina Rice is a professional Farrier and an Endurance rider and has seen the difference a Boz saddle makes.

Melinda and Gala Affair   (Morgan gelding) from Switzerland

Morgan Tack Shop
M. & E. Winzeler
Grabenwiese 84
8484 Weisslingen
Switzerland

 
Phone: ++41 (0)52 3840003
Fax:   ++41 (0)52 3840005
Email: info@morgantackshop.ch
http://www.morgantackshop.ch

Kristen Howard is an Endurance rider from Ontario Canada and love her Boz saddle. 

EMAIL from Kristen with a picture:  Hi Ann.  You told me if I got a better picture of my horse wearing her Boz saddle to send it to you.  Well...I've attached one!  I hope this is what you had in mind.  Photo credits to Wendy Webb.
 
 
 
PS - My horse and I completed our first 100 mile ride on August 31 in the Boz, and finished all A's with a final pulse of 36!  I know we couldn't have been so successful without the Boz!  Thank you!

Diana Dye is an experienced endurance rider and has had Boz saddles for quite a few years.  This picture show her and her grand daughter Madess Hoffer Dye.  This picture was taken in 3/06.

Nancy Kain and Spike a testimonial from an endurance rider, a happy Boz saddle owner and a very happy horse with no more sore back problems

Carolyn S. Loedeman is an endurance rider that loves our saddles and even bought 2.  She raises and rides Champion Appaloosas.

    Natalie Muzzio is an endurance rider in Virginia.  She had a horse with back problems and was referred by a    
    friend to try a Boz Saddle.

Sandy Prior is an endurance rider with many horses and riding on 100 mile endurance rides
 

  Lynn Faust
Lynn Faust after a year with 2 Boz saddles and many miles on the trail.
Email inquiry:  Lynn answers an email inquiry about Boz saddles.

Cheri Brisco does it again:    2013 Christmas card brings another great year for Cheri.  1660 miles in 2013.  1st Jim Jones Stallion Award, 1st National Mileage Championship Senior Division, 1st award for Bill Stuckey, 1st Pac S.W. Feather weight.  This was done all in the Boz Bareback Saddle and Boz Trail Saddle.  See her quote in AERC News, thanking Boz for making saddles that fit so well.  

Cheri Briscoe
  (picture in  Death Valley Encounter 4 days 200 miles Dec. 2011. ) Echo had 1,405 miles for the 2012 ride season and won the Jim Jones Stallion award. 

 

  Cheri Briscoe & MMF Thunders Echo 10 yr. Arab Stallion at the Grand Cyn X P Oct. 2011 - Echo has gone 1005 miles in 2011 - more than 1/2 are in the bareback rig.

MMF Thunders Echo & Cheri at the 2 day 100mils Ft. Schellbourne N. Venada 2009
Cheri Briscoe is a very experienced Endurance Rider. She has the original Boz Balanced ride saddle and has recently purchased our new Boz Balanced Ride Bareback saddle.
Email inquiry:  Cheri answers an email inquiry about Boz Saddles.
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Cheri
Cheri with picture of DR  3 pictures riding Far  on her Boz Balanced Ride Bareback saddle. 3-5-05 - Save our Trails 50 mile ride,  Sunland 50, and 20 Mule Team 65 mile ride.

Mike Jepsen

ODE TO BOZ

Chris Knoch #1

Chris Knoch #2

Trotting on Water By Jeff Herten

Connie Wilhorn is another happy Endurance rider with her Boz saddle

Kay Johnston  an endurance rider, had a horse with chronic sore back and with her Boz saddle the problem is solved.

Sharlene Roberts-Caudle account of her training with Boz and Boz Saddlery equipment. 

Cheryl Myres  and endurance rider and happy with her Boz Saddle

 

MULES

Jerry Mickler Testimonial - Jerry lives in Indiana and rides a mule.  Click on his testimonial to see how easy it was for him to put together the kit. Jerry selected a slick for kit with thigh rolls   Kit is done and ready for a try.

  Jerry riding his mule on his new Boz Kit saddle that he put together himself

 

Clarence Koch is 75 years young and loves riding his mule with his Boz saddle. Testimonial

Don Anderson lives in Wisconsin and loves how his Boz saddle fits his mules.  He has sent 2 pictures for your review, 1 shows him on his mule and the other show him with his grandson riding his mule.  He has also sent a written testimonial regarding the Boz Saddle.

Don's Testimonial pictures of Don on Pat his Mule and Grandpa Don and Grandson Ashton

Linda Beymer lives in Northern California and rides many miles on her mules. Please see her picture and read her testimonial.  Testimonial (handwritten)  Typed version

Philip Johnson has a Boz saddle and it fits his mule and he really enjoys riding in the Colorado mountains.

GAITED HORSES

Nancy Morton - Nancy is a Gaited Horse trail rider and Natural horsemanship student Testimonial

OTHER TYPES OF RIDING

Monette Groff is a trail rider and has 4 horses and rides them all on a Boz.

Deborah Pearce is another happy Boz saddle owner.  She lives in Maryland and you can contact her via email.  FJPearce@aol.com

Deborah Pearce Testimonial

Katie's Testimonial Katie Saarela another satisfied Boz Saddle owner.

Judy Allen has a Boz saddle that she uses on her 3 half arab mares and her husbands half Percheron mare. 

Holly Loveland appreciates what a Boz saddle does for her horse and her confidence as a rider.

Randi Jackson a Boz saddle fan from the early 90's.

Gary and Linda Byrne are long time owners of their Boz saddle since the 90's.

Updates from Linda via email     Update 7-17-08   Update 9-09-08

Thomas Christman a very satisfied Boz Saddle owner - His Testimonial


Brandi Augello
Brandi calls herself a hybrid rider. She is an English, Western rider and also a jumper. She does all this in Boz Saddles.

Dave Francisco

ShazzMarie

Karen



Kathy Swanson a Pleased owner of a BOZ saddle

Pat Warkus, M.D.

Joyce Kellenberger

A report after a 50 mile ride from Joyce Kellenberger

Addendum to the above report from Joyce Kellenberger

If you are considering or having your horse trained by a professional, this is what you should expect from a professional horse trainer to accomplish in 30 days on your horse.
Below are 3 pages regarding the accomplishments of 30 days training on a Boz customers 4 year old Morgan. On page 3 is a testimonial from SaraLynn Mandel the owner.
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Nick Oprandy is a Utah U.S. Forest Service Ranger. Nick brought 2 horses out to California and this is recap of his time spent with Boz and the Bozzage training method.

Nick Oprandy and Bozzage Training
 

Roxanne Thrower owns 18 and some 19 hand shires.

Diana Jones another happy Boz Saddle owner

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