The more I braid, the more I find I rely on the lessons of my early career.
Leland Hensley picked up rawhide braiding while attending Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas, in the early 1980s. After graduating he managed a small Texas ranch and continued to hone his braiding skills. His unique style is the result of 36 years of braiding rawhide, 16 years curating the Trappings of Texas exhibition and several trips to Argentina to learn and compare techniques. His passion for art, Western culture and the horse have driven him to make each braided piece show a higher skill level, and be recognized from across the room as uniquely his own .