Schutz Brothers is a western tack maker focused on horses, riders, and beautiful leather. Crafting headstalls, breast collars, reins, spur straps and more that focus on a purpose and achieve a goal is important. But just as important to the Schutz family is the inherent beauty of the materials and skilled craftsmanship. Schutz Brothers is well-known for its gorgeous, durable western tack and Mary's is proud to carry an excellent selection of this specialty line.
Don Schutz founded the company in the 1930s and his story is one of passion, discipline, and dedication. At just 14 years of age, he bought a modest 55 acre farm from his dad and began raising horses. He also started crafting leather tack and loved it so much he sold his Arabian stallion for $10,000, a huge sum in 1946, to start his leather tack business. Joined by his brother, Dick, they opened a tack and gun store and also sold their products at fairs and horse shows. They were very successful! Schutz Brothers now has several lines including stylish competition tack for show horses, rugged working tack for professional horsemen, and everyday tack for pleasure riders. Don Schutz founded his tack company as an outlet for his love of leather, horses, and horse tack, and that love and appreciation is his legacy today. Schutz Brothers prides itself on western horse tack that fits correctly and tolerates years of tough use. They partner with leading U.S. leather tanneries and top horse trainers to get the materials and designs just right, and to continually learn what riders need.
The core of Schutz Brothers success is their practice of finding out what horsemen want, using the finest materials, and having skilled craftsmen dedicated to doing it right. Schutz Brothers does not aim to be a high volume tack maker, but rather a top maker of high quality, distinctive, comfortable, and dependable western tack. The family-run business continues with new generations of kids, grandkids, and in-laws who carry on the legacy of Don and Dick Schultz Among the best-selling Schutz Brothers leather goods at Mary's Tack & Feed are the Rolled Nightlatch Hand Hold, the Lip Cord Lead, Pony Roping Reins, and a huge variety of brow headstalls, 1-ear headstalls, spurs, spur straps, and western breast collars. We have a highly trained, experienced, and knowledgeable western sales team that can help you find the perfect Schutz Brothers tack for your needs.