By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: April 2014
Greg and Brett Mock are third generation owners of Mock Brothers Saddlery, located west of Sand Springs and Tulsa on the Keystone Expressway.
Mock Brothers Saddlery is a family-owned and operated business where you’ll find all your Western needs. The business is owned by brothers Brett and Greg Mock. “Mock Brothers was established in 1941 by our granddad and great uncle,” said Brett, “and the store was first located by the old Tulsa stock yards on Charles Page Boulevard.” The boys’ dad, Albert Jr. (aka Buz), and his brother, Richard, took over the business in 1965. “Greg and I literally grew up at the stock yards and the store,” said Brett. “We were kept busy each summer washin’ saddles and swattin’ flies to keep out of trouble.”
Mock Brothers Saddlery moved to its current location west of Tulsa and Sand Springs in 1976, and Brett and Greg bought their uncle’s shares of the business in 1984 to become the third generation of Mock brothers to own and operate Mock Brothers Saddlery.
Mock Brothers is a full-service saddle and tack shop. They sell new and used Western saddles and always have hundreds in stock. Their most popular brands are Mock Brothers, Dale Martin, Billy Cook and HR. Tack items include bits, head sets, halters, breast collars, rodeo gear, spurs, leather goods, ropes and more. While teaching his sons to make custom saddles, Albert Jr. said, “When you’re working with very sharp knives you’re gonna cut yourself. The number one saddle maker’s rule is: Don’t bleed on the leather.” Dale Westmoreland has been making saddles for Mock Brothers since the ’70s and still works in his grandfather’s shop with his tools. Dale's father and grandfather both made saddles for the company.
When you’re looking for quality Western style merchandise, visit Mock Brothers. They carry men’s, women’s and children’s boots, hats and clothing. Hats include preferred brands of Resistol and American, and Brett can put the perfect crease of your choosing in any hat. Boot makers include Tony Lama, Justin, Anderson, Bean, Twisted X, and Olathe in a broad range of sizes, colors and styles, from cowboy ranch boots to dress boots. You may also want to check out their work boots.
Mock Brothers carries a big variety of popular brands of men’s, women’s and children’s clothing including shirts, jeans, vests, scarves, belts, buckles and more. Well-known women’s brands are Miss Me, Rock ‘n’ Roll and Adiktd. Men’s jeans include names like Cinch and Wrangler. They have a great selection of ladies’ tops and shirts for men.
Mock Brothers is a store where you’ll find yourself feeling like a kid turned loose in a candy shop. It’s a cool place to spend time looking at merchandise and checking out all the historical photographs and memorabilia. Over the past 73 years, many film stars, rodeo champions and country singers have visited – and still visit –Mock Brothers Saddlery. You’ll enjoy looking at their posters and signed photographs and seeing some of the custom saddles that were made by the original Mock Brothers back in
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Blankenship graduated from the University of Oklahoma and has enjoyed a lifetime career in advertising. He started his own advertising business in 1993 and enjoys creating graphic art and writing. Hobbies include hunting, fishing and pencil drawings. Duane and his wife, Janice, have been married over 50 years and are active in their church and community. He has been a contributing writer for Value News/Values Magazine since 2005.