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Easier Way to get that “New” Used Saddle

If your in the market for a “new” used saddle you know how hard it can be to find what you want. Part of the problem is hoping that someone has placed the seat size and tree size you need out there. We’ve tried to make it easy for everyone to stay up to date […]

Getting Show Clothing on a Budget

Shopping on a budget can always be tricky and becomes even trickier when owning a horse. We all know how expensive horses can be but it’s not impossible to save some money when shopping for your upcoming show season. There are options; here are few that we will discuss in more depth going from most […]

What’s coming for Al-Bar in 2011!

Hello from freezing Indiana. We’re back from the WESA Market in Denver, Colorado. Since getting back our focus has been on preparing the store for new products, as we will start seeing clothing, boots, and tack arriving in about 2-3 weeks. Here are some photos and tentative dates below for items that will be arriving: […]

WESA Market Series: Saturday

Day 3 brings about the final blog in the series from Denver with a final wrap up coming next week. In next weeks blog you’ll find some announcements of new companies and items coming. We’ll even try giving you tentative ship dates so you can makes sure you arrive early to get these new items […]

Live Blog Series from Western & English Sales Association Market

Every year WESA (Western and English Sales Association) puts on a dealers market in Denver, Colorado during the month of January. This years January Market will take place the 14-17th. WESA is important because it allows us, as retailers to see what new tack and apparel is coming in 2011. Typically you’d have to wait […]

The Features of Justin’s J-Max Cowboy Workboots

We’ve all got “that one pair of boots” that sit in our closet that we know we can always count on to fit just right no matter what. Unfortunately Justin Boots came up with the game changer and created a pair of boots that rival “that one pair of boots”. Their newest line of workboots […]

What is Southern Thread?

What is Southern Thread you ask? “From the live music pouring from the 6th street clubs and taverns to the hints of roadside BBQ in the late night breeze. Southern Thread embodies the attitude and soul of the Austin experience and that experience is buried in the stitches and seams of every piece we make.” […]

Happy Thanksgiving & Holiday Hours!

Happy Thanksgiving! I wanted to wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving and hope that you enjoy the time and food with family and friends. Maybe it be a day you can remember all the things that we can and should be thankful for! Special Holiday Hours I also wanted to inform you about our Holiday […]

Does China Mean Inferior?

What is your first thought when you see or hear that a product is made in China? Take a minute and think about it . . .  Ok, times up. My first guess would be that you thought JUNK (am I right?).  We’ve all bought an item that was made in China and in turn […]