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Mock Brothers Saddlery & Western Wear

If you’ve lived in or around Sand Springs for any amount of time you have heard of the Mock Brothers. The red saddle shop off the highway is more than a local business it holds a great deal of Sand Springs history. Mock Brothers is a retail store that rivals any country and western clothing store and specializes in hand crafting leather for saddles among other custom items. You might buy your boots, belts, hats, clothing, saddles, tack, or ropes there or just see their family owned business off Keystone Expressway, exit 177. One thing is for certain whether or not you ride or rodeo every Sandite should know Mock Brothers Saddle Shop.
Over the years Mock Brothers Saddle Shop has come to be known endearingly as “Mocks”. The shop is owned and operated by a set of brothers, naturally, Brett and Greg Mock. These brothers have deep roots that run back to at least 1941 when the first saddle shop opened in the old stock yards off Charles Page Boulevard. In Mocks there are old photos hanging on the walls of the original shop and the many changes the business has seen. “Our Granddad (Albert Mock) and great uncles (Archie and Claude) started the shop all those years ago. In 1965 our dad (Albert Jr. (Buz) and uncle Richard took over the shop”, said Brett “Greg and I grew up working around the saddle shop and yards. That’s how we learned the business”. In 1984, the brothers followed in true Mock brothers fashion when they bought into the business. This makes Brett and Greg the 3rd generation of Mock Brothers!

Hand crafting leather is a skill and occupation that requires not only patience but an extreme amount of knowledge for the material. The saddle makers at Mock Brothers have not just the skill, experience, and knowledge in leather they have a great passion for what they do. All of these traits have put Mocks on the map not just in Sand Springs but across the country. Throughout the years the shop has made custom riding and rodeo gear for dozens of famous cowboys and country musicians. “Brooks & Dunn orders guitar straps from us and we’ve sent out many items over the years”, said Brett. As you walk through Mock Brothers look at the many framed and autographed pictures and posters hanging on the walls of the shop’s history. It is abundantly clear just how much Mock Brothers has contributed to the culture of Country Music and the rodeo scene.
This Sand Springs saddle shop and Oklahoma treasure moved to its current location in 1976 but the shop has always been known for its onsite leather crafting and saddle making. They sell new and used saddles and always have plenty stocked in the shop. In addition to their specialties Mock Brothers offers many brands of boots and clothing for men, women, and children. There is something for the whole family at Mocks.

A new generation of Mock brothers, Brett’s sons, Ethan and Daniel Mock plan to continue the family tradition in the coming years. Yes that would be four generations of Mock brothers! Ethan Mock recently graduated from Tulsa University’s Law School and is practicing in the area. Daniel Mock is serving our country in the Marine Corps with plans to come state side. A staple to both Sand Springs and the midwest, Mock Brothers Saddle Shop has a bright future and plans to add to its generations of great skill and service. If you want to learn about saddles, leather, or Sand Springs’ cowboy history visit Mock Brothers.

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