In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some basics on how rodeo queens can go about styling themselves for any kind of rodeo event they're taking part in. Rodeo queens serve as ambassadors and representatives of this amazing sport, taking part in everything from parades to promotional activities, and looking the part is a a big piece of playing this role.

At A Cut Above Buckles, we offer a wide range of Western and rodeo items, from belt buckles and accessories to Western jewelry and much more. While part one of our series went over themes like boldness and finding ways to create a unique rodeo queen outfit, today's part two will go over some other general tips for rodeo queens on how to style for any event.

Some Sparkle  - But Not Overdone

When it comes to sparkle for rodeo queens, there's a fine line between just enough and overdone. The key is to choose one or two pieces that really make a statement, rather than layering on too many sparkly items at once.

A rhinestone belt buckle or a pair of blinged-out earrings can add the perfect touch of sparkle without going overboard. In other cases, perhaps you might opt for a more understated look with a simple, yet elegant western jewelry piece.

Comfort is Key

While looking stylish is important, rodeo queens also need to keep in mind the physical demands of the job. Comfortable riding boots, fitted jeans, and a well-fitted cowboy hat are all essential items for any rodeo queen's wardrobe. These pieces not only look great, but also allow for easy movement and flexibility while participating in various events.

Fit should also be a key consideration when choosing outfits. Clothing items that are too tight or restrictive can be uncomfortable and affect performance, while items that are too loose may not provide the necessary support and may look sloppy.

Don't Forget About Hair and Makeup

In addition to the outfit itself, hair and makeup also play a big part in creating the perfect rodeo queen look. Rodeo events can be physically demanding and often take place outside, so hair should be styled in a way that will stay in place and not require constant touch-ups.

Makeup should also be kept simple and natural-looking, while still adding enough color to stand out under the bright lights of the rodeo arena. Remember to choose makeup products specifically designed for long wear and sweat-proof formulas to ensure a flawless look throughout the entire event.

Be Confident and Have Fun

While style is important, it's also crucial for rodeo queens to remember to have fun and be confident in their own skin. The most important element of any outfit is the attitude and confidence of the person wearing it. So, no matter what you're wearing or how your hair and makeup look, always remember to smile and enjoy yourself while representing this amazing sport.

We hope these tips have been helpful and that you feel inspired to create your own unique rodeo queen style with the help of A Cut Above Buckles! Contact us for information on any of our rodeo or Western belt buckles or other products.

In part one of this two-part blog series, we looked at some of the simple methods for attaching any kind of Western or cowboy belt buckle to your belt itself. Knowing how to do this is important if you wear belts and belt buckles regularly in these settings, and there are a few different methods depending on the buckle type and other factors.

At A Cut Above Buckles, we're proud to offer a wide selection of custom rodeo belt buckles and many other options for clients around Utah and Texas, plus expertise on topics like this. While part one of our series went over ratchet buckles and clasp or clip buckles, today's part two will take a look at several additional types and how to go about attaching them.

Leather Patch Buckles

One type of belt buckle that will take just a bit more work to attach is a leather patch buckle. This type of buckle will usually consist of two pieces, one being the belt itself and the other being a piece of leather with the buckle attached to it.

To attach this type of buckle, you'll need to make sure that the belt end without the buckle has enough holes punched into it for the proper size and fit. You'll then need to thread the buckle and leather patch onto this end, followed by folding the belt end over so that the point of the buckle can fit through one of the holes before finally securing it with a rivet or other type of fastener.

Snap-On Buckles

Another popular type of belt buckle is the snap-on buckle. These are designed to fit onto a belt by placing the tongue of the buckle through one of the holes on the leather and then securing it in place with several snaps that run along both sides.

This is one of the simplest and quickest ways to attach any type of belt buckle, so if you're looking for a quick and easy way to make sure your buckle stays in place, snap-on buckles are the way to go.

What if the Belt Strap is Too Thick?

In cases where the belt strap is too thick for certain types of buckles, such as leather patch buckles or snap-on buckles, a bit more work may be required in order to get them attached. In these cases, you'll want to use a tool called an edge skiver in order to cut away some of the extra material on the back side, allowing for proper attachment.

In other cases, such as if your buckle type uses a clasp, you may be able to use this clamp to create new holes that are of the correct size for your buckle.

No matter which type of belt buckle you choose, proper attachment is a must in order to keep it from slipping off or becoming damaged. Following the steps outlined above should help ensure that your buckles stay securely fastened so that you can show them off with pride!

At A Cut Above Buckles, we’re proud to help our customers with all their belt buckle needs. From purchasing buckles to finding the right attachment method for any type of buckle, we provide the answers you’re looking for. Contact us today and let us show you why we’re one of Utah and Texas’s top custom rodeo belt buckle manufacturers!

There are a few important practical processes that come with any Western or cowboy belt buckle, and one of these is the attachment of the buckle to your actual belt. Whether your belt is leather or any similar material, and whether you're competing in a rodeo event or just going for a stylish look, knowing how to attach and fasten the buckle properly is important.

At A Cut Above Buckles, we're here to offer a wide range of rodeo and custom cowboy belt buckles for clients around Utah and Texas, plus to offer tips on any form of use or similar need. There are several distinct kinds of belt buckles, and precisely how they'll be attached to your belt will vary depending on this. This two-part blog series will go over all of the most common, plus some general approaches for attaching your Western belt buckle.

Why a Secure Fit Matters

Before we look at the different ways your belt buckle can be attached, it's important to understand why a secure fit matters and what kind of impact this has on your overall look. A bulky or poorly-fitted belt buckle will draw attention away from any other stylish elements you might be wearing with it, not to mention detracting from whatever purpose the belt serves (fashion, work, etc.) A securely-fitted belt buckle should be relatively flush against your belt and the pants you're wearing with it. Depending on what kind of style you're going for, there may be some bulk due to a larger buckle size or intricate design elements – but this is still better than having an overly-loose fit.

Ratchet Buckles

When we talk about ratchet buckles, we're referring to a type of belt buckle that features two pieces. The first is a permanent bar, typically made with leather or metal and held in place by an adjustable set of teeth known as the ratchet. This second piece fits over the bar after you've placed your belt and can be adjusted to fit snugly around it.

The actual attachment process for ratchet buckles is very easy. Simply open up the clasp/teeth, insert your belt, and then move the ratchet piece over the bar. After that, you can adjust it by pushing down on the teeth until they lock into place.

Belt Buckles with Clasps/Clips

The second major type of belt buckle is one that features a more traditional clasp or clip. This type of buckle looks a bit different from the ratchet buckle, with a more traditional shape and the clasp itself being built into it.

Usually, these buckles are heavier than the ratchet variety, and they'll be found mostly in dressier or fancier belts. Attachment is almost identical to ratchets - just open up the clasp, insert your belt, and then close it until it's secure.

In part two of our series, we'll discuss some other unique types of belt buckles and their attachment processes. For more here, or to learn about any of our quality belt buckles or Western accessories for clients in Texas and Utah, speak to our team at A Cut Above Buckles today.

In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some of the basics on what it takes to become a rough stock rodeo rider. Events like bareback, saddle bronc and bull riding all fall under the category of rough stock riding, and it takes a combination of the right physical equipment and the right attitude to enter this world.

At A Cut Above Buckles, we're here to offer custom rodeo belt buckles and numerous other accessories that are ideal for various parts of the rodeo experience. While part one of our series went over the proper equipment to have on-hand plus the right mindset to adopt if you're becoming a rough stock rider, today's part two will look into some other themes to closely consider as you push into this realm.

Consider a Mentor

Mentorship is valuable in many fields and areas of life, and the same applies if you're starting to pursue a passion for rough stock riding. A mentor is someone who has knowledge and experience in the field, and can offer advice on various topics to help guide your journey. Your mentor may be an experienced rider themselves, or they might be involved with rodeo through another capacity such as livestock management or event organization.

There are numerous ways you can lean on a mentor to help you as you start to ride rough stock, from understanding the fundamentals of a competition to learning how to stay safe while on the back of a bull or bronc. A mentor can also provide insight into industry trends, as well as connections that could help you move forward in your journey.

Buff Up Your Physical Fitness

Rough stock riding is a demanding physical activity that requires the right kind of fitness in order to stay safe and excel at the sport. It's important to condition yourself for the rigors of rough stock riding, which could include strength training, running, stretching and core exercises designed to keep you agile and limber during your rides.

Improving Technique

Your physical fitness should extend beyond just your body, however. It's important to have a thorough understanding of the animal you're riding, both in terms of their habits and tendencies as well as the effects they can have on your body if something goes wrong. Knowing how to properly mount and dismount a bull or bronc will go a long way towards keeping yourself safe from any potential mishaps, as well as building your confidence for the ride itself.

At A Cut Above Buckles, we offer a number of custom rodeo buckles and accessories to complete your look when participating in rough stock competitions. From our selection of championship belt buckles to clothing items like hats, shirts and more, you can find everything you need to feel confident in the ring.

We hope this two-part blog series has been informative in helping to kickstart your rough stock rider career. For more information on our custom rodeo buckles and accessories, contact us today!

While there are a number of different events that take place within many rodeos, some of the most well-known throughout popular culture today are rough stock riding events. These include themes like bareback, saddle bronc and bull riding competitions, all events where the animal being ridden is meant to buck as part of the event.

At A Cut Above Buckles, we're proud to provide custom rodeo belt buckles and numerous other rodeo accessories or items to clients in Utah, Texas and nearby areas. We've helped many would-be rough stock riders figure out exactly what they need to enter this role, from equipment to the kinds of personality traits you'll need and more. In this two-part blog series, we'll go over the varying elements it takes to become a rough stock rodeo rider.

The Right Equipment

First and foremost, any rough stock rider needs to have the right equipment in order to be successful. Of course, this means finding a quality horse or bull and getting it ready for the competition. This can mean investing in special training sessions, though many riders are adept enough at this themselves to avoid such costs.

In terms of additional equipment, you'll need various pieces of safety gear, such as a hard hat with a face guard or helmet and protective vest. You'll also need various straps or rope to help you stay on the animal during the ride, and practice is key in terms of learning how to properly use this equipment.

Finally, many riders put significant effort into designing their own custom rodeo belt buckles and other accessories they can wear during the event. This part of the process is often overlooked but is an important element in terms of creating a visually appealing rider and commanding respect on the rodeo grounds.

A Gritty Mindset

Simply put, rough stock riding is not for the faint of heart. It's a dangerous sport and requires a great deal of grit and determination in order to be successful. Not only do you have to physically prepare yourself for the ride, but mentally as well; it's important to understand the risks before entering into this part of the rodeo world.

Mental toughness is also important during the actual ride. You'll need to be able to remain focused and alert even as your horse or bull is jumping, bucking, spinning and doing other tricks. This kind of focus requires a great deal of practice and a clear understanding of the task at hand.

It's also important to be prepared for failure; no matter how much practice you put in, there are still risks of not completing the full 8-second ride or being disqualified. You'll need to be able to accept any outcome and continue on with your rodeo career.

These are just a few of the elements it takes to become a successful rough stock rider. In our next blog post, we'll go into greater detail. For more on this, or to learn about any of our custom rodeo belt buckles, accessories or other Western items, speak to our team at A Cut Above Buckles today.

The holidays are around the corner, and people around Utah are looking for great gift ideas for those close to them. For those who enjoy rodeos and various other Western themes, these are often ideal starting points for gift ideas - and there are numerous area you might consider within this realm.

At A Cut Above Buckles, we're happy to offer an unmatched selection of rodeo belt buckles and various other Western accessories for clients around Utah, whether you participate in rodeos yourself or just enjoy the fashion styles they come with. Here are a few of our top gift ideas for this upcoming holiday season for the rodeo lover in your life.

A Custom Belt Buckle

One of the most popular items we offer at A Cut Above Buckles is our custom belt buckles, which are perfect for those who want a unique gift that makes a statement. We work with clients across Utah to design and create one-of-a-kind custom belt buckles that reflect the recipient's personality and preferences.

Whether you're looking for an item that can commemorate a special event, or just something to show off your passion for the rodeo, our custom belt buckles are sure to be a hit. They're ideal not only for those who actively participate in rodeos, but also for those who simply appreciate the fashion or aesthetic.

Western-Style Jewelry

Another great gift idea from A Cut Above Buckles is our selection of Western jewelry, which are perfect for adding a stylish touch to any outfit. From classic rodeo-style bracelets and rings to intricate necklaces and earrings, there's something for everyone in our selection. We also offer custom jewelry pieces that can be designed to match the recipient's taste, making it one of the most special gifts you could give.

Many clients love our selection of pendants and necklaces, which offer a timeless Western style with subtle hints of luxury. They're perfect for adding a dash of rodeo-style flair to any look, and our experienced jewelers can customize them to perfectly match the recipient's preferences.

Other Accessories

There are a wide range of other accessories a rodeo lover might enjoy. Spurs, for instance, can be great for those who actively participate in rodeos, while Western-style hats can make a fashionable statement. We also offer custom items like belt keepers and buckles, as well as unique leather pieces including wallets, knife sheaths, and more - all of which make for excellent gifts.

No matter what you're looking for this holiday season, A Cut Above Buckles has something that's sure to make the perfect gift for any Western-style enthusiast in Utah. Browse our selection of custom and pre-made items today to find the perfect addition to your holiday shopping list!

© Copyrights 2023 A Cut Above Buckles
usercartphone-handsetmagnifier linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram