My Grandfather was a Florida Cowboy that moved to NC and had a ranch. My Dad grew up being a NC Cowboy with a Florida Influence. I was little when the ranch was sold but I do have some memories of it. Im still fascinated by handcrafted gear. I taught myself how to make whips and quickly determined that there wasnt a market for it in NC. This was preinternet days. I have circled back around to the braiding hobby and i am attempting to learn some new things in it now.