This all started with a conversation and ended with a hand-made bumper. Pat Porter of Cottonwood Forge in Tesuque, NM constructed a bumper for my truck starting with a 7″ tall section of channel iron and ending with my logo in a horseshoe. His signature, forge and brand are stamped into the horseshoe. These images document our first and final sessions. He did twice that much work in between. I’m very happy with the result.