Hello. I`m Chuck, not to be confused with Charlie - we are both Charles`. I started HorseSaddleShop.com in January of 2000. My wife`s father Dale had a small tack store and we worked together to create an online version of it. I grew up in a family that always had horses and did much riding and camping in my younger years. I served 9 years in the Air Force and when I came back I found the perfect way to marry my Computer Science degree with leather and wood.