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COLWICH KANSAS COWBOY CREATES HEIRLOOM QUALITY MASTERPIECES THAT REFLECT HIS UNTAMED UNIQUENESS AS AN ARTIST

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At 70 years old, Kevin Simon of Colwich, Kansas, is the epitome of a true cowboy spirit. He blends his love for the Old West with unmatched craftsmanship that breathes new life into repurposed materials.

“The inspiration for my first rocking horses—and eventually the rocking bull—came unexpectedly. I was gifted some old spools that were destined for the trash. So, I just started cutting away”.

kevin simon

His workshop is a treasure trove of history and creativity, where whiskey and wine barrels, alongside wagon wheels, are transformed into pieces of art and play. With hands-on skill through decades of experience in carpentry, he has masterfully created a range of unique items – from heirloom-quality rocking horses that have charmed families across the nation, to cowboy-themed wall decor that brings a slice of the West into homes, and not forgetting his innovative cowboy roulette gaming wheels that have added fun to gatherings.

His latest venture, a meticulously crafted rocking bull, stands as a testament to his never-ending quest to push the boundaries of his creativity. Each piece he creates is not just a product but a story of tradition, innovation, and passion. As a self-made artisan, his work reflects a lifetime of learning and a dedication to his craft. His creations are more than mere playthings or decorations; they embody the spirit of the West, the joy of creation, and a deep respect for the materials that tell their own tales. In every curve of the wood and each carefully chosen barrel, you can see the heart of a man who not only cherishes the heritage of the cowboy lifestyle but strives to share it with the world through his art.

SweetPro’s Bruiser 
Photo Credit: D&H Cattle

‘Bruiser’ is my top pic.  He embodies the fierce, untamed essence I strive to bring to life in my rocking bulls.”

kevin simon

His work bridges the past and the present, inviting us all to take a moment to appreciate the beauty and craftsmanship that can come from giving old materials a new lease on life.  Moreover, with a keen eye for detail and a deep understanding of equine beauty, he also offers a bespoke service, meticulously crafting replicas of people’s favorite horses, bringing cherished memories and beloved companions to life in his unique artistic style.

“I’ve always had a profound admiration for cutting horses, which led me to this craft. In particular, ‘Metallic Cat’ has always been my favorite horse.”

kevin simon

Kevin has always deeply appreciated the Western lifestyle, though he never competed in rodeo or horsemanship events. As a devoted dairy farmer for many years, and his passion for horses has been a lifelong affair, owning several. He’s an avid fan of old Westerns and reading quarter horse journals, and he and his family often spent time at horse tracks in Kansas and Oklahoma and attending horse shows growing up.

He attributes this love to what Kevin says: “The inspiration for my first rocking horses—and eventually the rocking bull—came unexpectedly. I was gifted some old spools that were destined for the trash. So, I just started cutting away. I’ve always had a profound admiration for cutting horses, which led me to this craft. In particular, ‘Metallic Cat’ has always been my favorite horse. As for the bulls, ‘Bruiser’ is my top pic.  He embodies the fierce, untamed essence I strive to bring to life in my rocking bulls.”

You can find Kevin’s rocking horse and bull HERE 
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