Although we have been in the boot business for 9 years being around the horse business is not new for us.  Randy & I have been married for 34 years.  I (Linda)  started riding horses when I was 2 years old.  My Dad Kenneth Jackson was a horse trainer & a judge so being around the horses has been there for all of my life.  Randy although living in town always had a love for horses.  Randy saw me showing at a horse show one time(competing in a queen contest) & called me on the phone later to ask me out for a date.  It didn’t take long for a relationship to build.  There was no doubt where both our interests lye & we started raising & showing horses when we got married.

      We have owned & showed Quarter Horses all our married lives.  We were fortunate enough to own & show the 1984 Junior AQHA All Around Horse in the Nation “Cool Mamma”.  We have owned & made numerous AQHA Champions, World Champions & ROM’s.  We have raised European National Champion 3 years in a row in western pleasure & western riding produced by the mare Cool Mamma & although deceased the mare is still making her name a presence in the reining horse industry with Todd Summers & “Whiz It A Chic.  

      While showing horses we always had tack & saddles to sell & I (Linda) made show clothes & chaps to help finance the horse showing.  It was not a stretch for us to continue being involved with the horse business when we decided to get really serious about traveling & selling our goods.  It didn’t start out with boots, but it didn’t take long before our primary product to sell were custom designed boots.  With the experience that I had with making western clothing & designing & building western furniture it seemed like the thing to do to design our own boots. 

      With a lot of hard work & blessings from God in a few short years we have become the largest Rios of Mercedes dealers in the world.  Combining Anderson Bean & Rios of Mercedes together we are the largest single store dealer in the company. 

     With an attitude of trying to run our business like an ole time business was run, we believe in the integrity of our word.  We are willing to do anything possible to take care of our customers & treat people the way that we would like to be treated.  We believe in what we do & give  100% of ourselves to our customers.