Don Loewen Saddlery
Born into a cowboy family, Don Loewen grew up with a keen interest in horses and saddlery. At 14 years of age, his interest led him to make his first saddle. Having kindled a passion for the feel of leather shaping in his hands, Don, then 17 years old, set off for Saddle School in South Dakota where he honed his skills as a saddle maker and artisan. Life took him back to ranch life where he cowboyed in southern Alberta and at the Douglas Lake Cattle Company in B.C. Later Don spent time logging, in the B.C. forests.