Jeff Freeze

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Jeff Freeze


Artist; Occupational; Horsehair


Profile of artist Jeff Freeze

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Horsehair Hitcher

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Like many kids, Jeff Freeze wanted to be a cowboy. But the difference between him and most everyone else is that he never outgrew it! Having grown up on a farm in Brigham City, he knew how to ride, and with that as his only qualification, he talked his way into a job on a Nevada ranch in the 70s and has worked as a cowboy ever since. Leatherwork was another childhood interest and Jeff taught himself to braid both leather and rawhide.

A few years ago he added horsehair hitching to his evening activities after finding an old manuscript on the subject. Now he spends days working across the state line at the Gambel Ranch in Montello and evenings hitching horsehair bosals, quirts and other tack that he sells through western stores or trades with his buckaroo co-workers.



“Jeff Freeze,” Utah Folk Arts, accessed April 18, 2024,

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