An uncommon love

An uncommon love

Orley Valencia has spent the past 15 years perfecting the craft of saddle making
A favorite old saddle sits in Orly Valencia’s shop in Marvel. Valencia said he’s built and sold saddles to others but hasn’t kept any for himself.
“Not liking ’em encouraged me to learn how to make ’em,” said Orly Valencia, who started making saddles 15 years ago after a lifetime of riding in other saddles. Valencia, a horse trainer by day, works on saddles in his Marvel shop in the evenings.
“I had to learn the hard way, I had no teacher ... it’s taken me 15 years to get where I’m at,” said Orly Valencia, who makes custom saddles in his Marvel shop.
“Every time that I build one, I work on perfecting my work,” said Orly Valencia, who designs and build saddles in his shop in Marvel.

An uncommon love

A favorite old saddle sits in Orly Valencia’s shop in Marvel. Valencia said he’s built and sold saddles to others but hasn’t kept any for himself.
“Not liking ’em encouraged me to learn how to make ’em,” said Orly Valencia, who started making saddles 15 years ago after a lifetime of riding in other saddles. Valencia, a horse trainer by day, works on saddles in his Marvel shop in the evenings.
“I had to learn the hard way, I had no teacher ... it’s taken me 15 years to get where I’m at,” said Orly Valencia, who makes custom saddles in his Marvel shop.
“Every time that I build one, I work on perfecting my work,” said Orly Valencia, who designs and build saddles in his shop in Marvel.
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