Re-Ride Leather with Vicki McAllister

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Introducing our Featured Customer for the month, Vicki McAllister!

Name: Vicki McAllister

Address: N6554 Metcalf Rd, Stone Lake, WI 54876

Company Name (if applicable): Re-Ride Horse Tack

Website (if applicable): www.facebook.com/reride810

 

Custom-made medieval bridle, modeled by Lexi, Arabian/model.

Custom-made medieval bridle, modeled by Lexi, Arabian/model.

How did you first get started in leather crafting? Re-Ride started out in 2009 as a

way to help foster abused horses. My husband and I fostered several neglected and

abused horses and we were trying to figure out a way to help the local animal shelters

with the costs involved in rehabilitating the horses. The idea of taking used horse tack,

refurbishing it and re-selling it and using the money for foster horses took off. I lost my

husband in 2011 to a farming accident and I have had to learn how to keep our dream

alive. I brought Michaela Erickson on board in 2012 as a general manager and in 2014

added Jordan Wendland for sales. We also have an awesome youngster, Lilia Lund who

helps us out when we’re swamped. With God’s help Re-Ride continues to grow and I

have no doubt that without him, it would not survive. We are now able to make custom

horse tack and dog collars and 10% of every sale goes to animal shelters and 4H kids.

In 2012 we were able to donate a complete tack set to a young lady who had lost her

mother to cancer and wanted to show her horse in the fair. This year we were able to

make a custom pink tack set for a young man who wanted to show his horse in all pink

in honor of his mother who is battling cancer.

Austin Schultz had a custom pink tack set made to ride with at the 4H Gymkhana horse show in honor of his mom who is battling cancer.

Austin Schultz had a custom pink tack set made to ride with at the 4H Gymkhana horse show in honor of his mom who is battling cancer.

 

What are some of your stories on leather crafting? Some of the things we have been

able to create using the Tippmann include: Custom bridles, breast collars, dog collars,

gun holsters, belts, purses and bags, saddle bags, miscellaneous repairs to saddles and

other tack, etc.

Custom-made breast collar for a horse name Stacy.

Custom-made breast collar for a horse name Stacy.

 

What Tippmann Machine(s) do you have?  I have the Tippmann Boss

How long have you had your Tippmann Boss?  I have had the Boss for three years.

This is the cheek piece of a custom-made bridle for a customer in Arizona.

This is the cheek piece of a custom-made bridle for a customer in Arizona.

 

How did you decide to purchase this/these machine(s)? I had been looking for

something to sew the heavy leather for horse tack and didn’t want to spend several

thousand dollars on a machine. I was able to try a Boss and loved it.

Do you recommend any accessories? I highly recommend the guide for stitching.

 

This holster was made by Kenyon Erickson using Vicki McAllister’s Boss sewing machine.

 

Any tips or tricks you recommend for this/these machine(s)? We use a slightly

smaller size thread in the bobbin and that seems to make a prettier stitch. Also, to

keep a nice-looking stitch, we would recommend regular adjustments on the tensioning

system.

Pictured are Vicki McAllister (owner), Michaela Erickson (general manager) and Lilia Lund (volunteer)

Pictured are Vicki McAllister (owner), Michaela Erickson (general manager) and Lilia Lund (volunteer)

 

What do you enjoy most about leather crafting? We definitely enjoy doing repairs

and making people happy. We also very much enjoy seeing the positive reaction of our

customers when they see their finished custom product.

 

Custom bronc halter for a pony

Custom bronc halter for a pony

What else should we know about your leather crafting experience? We are very

hands-on with our customers in that they can decide every aspect of their repairs,

modifications, or custom order.

 

What is your favorite item that you have made with your machine(s)? A custom

purple Medieval style bridle, and our custom bling dog collars.

Bling collar

Bling collar

 

Now for some fun questions:

What is your favorite dessert? Anything fattening.

What is your favorite song? If Tomorrow Never Comes by Garth Brooks

If you could choose where to live, would it be the beach or the mountains? Mountains for

sure!

Do you have any other hobbies? Riding and taking care of our 5 horses at the ReRide

Farm.

 

Thank you for joining us for this month’s newsletter!  Until next time, keep warm and enjoy this lovely fall weather!

 

Sincerely,

 

Rachel Fogarty

Newsletter Editor

Tippmann Industrial

1-866-286-8046

newsletter@tippmannindustrial.com

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