Stonewall Valley Ranch
Raising Longhorn Cattle In the Texas Hill Country
Horns, Hides, and Hooves
Craftsmen and taxidermists have used the various parts of Longhorn Cattle to
create art, Western décor, and other merchandise.
The Horns are used for wall mountings in Western décor
as are the skulls. Throughout Texas history, horns have been used in the making of furniture. Other pieces
of Western décor
made from Longhorn Cattle Horns are: powder horns, drink coasters,
as well as many other crafts and décorative pieces.
The Hides are used for rugs, clothing, vests, chaps, and other items in Western
The lower leg bones with Hooves still attached are often used as chair legs and
small table legs. Jewelry and buttons are also made from the bones and horns.
There are many other interesting Longhorn cattle décor
items that are used by craftsmen
such as: leather items, bull whips and lariats, mounted tails, walking sticks made from
cured bull penis, and bags made from the scrotum of the bull.
Examples of these items and more can be found at the following links. Of course, raw
materials are available from Stonewall Valley Ranch.
Longhorns Head to Tail
National Texas Longhorn Museum
Jerry Hammack’s Taxidermy