Chink Building Classes

Come join us in beautiful Montana! Learn how to build your own chinks with Chelsea Sazama, owner and operator of Rocking S Saddle Shop.

Each class is two days long. ALL NECESSARY LEATHER, HARDWARE & TOOLS will be provided. 

Class will cover:

  • How to take proper measurements to build a custom-fitting set of chinks
  • Pattern Drawing
  • Types of leather that are good for different styles of chinks/chaps
  • Parts of the hides that are best suited for different uses
  • How to cut out and geometric stamp the yokes
  • Hand-sewing and machine sewing
  • Fringe cutting
  • Riveting

***Disclaimer: There is a lot of hammering, cutting with sharp knives, and strong glue used. Please be aware of this when signing up for the class.

Hotels & Lodging available in Glendive, Montana. Possible camper spots available here at our place.

Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have! We look forward to visiting with you. Chelsea's cell - 406-939-2277 or email -


CLASS HELD AT Rocking S Saddle Shop

~ June 17-18, 2022

~ July 15-16, 2022

Location: Between Fallon & Glendive, Montana


Click this link to SIGN-UP:


Chink Building Class - Hosted by Art Of The Cowgirl

August 19-20, 2022

Location: Big Timber, Montana


To SIGN-UP, click here: 2022 Montana Event Chink Building Class with Chelsea Sazama | Art of the Cowgirl


Queen Creek, Arizona January 2022 class. Two days, lots learned, friends made, and 9 happy ladies!

Learning how to do geometric stamping on the chink yokes.

Starting to cut out their pieces. Many didn't want to cut into the beautiful hides! haha

Burnishing edges of the yokes.