|Birth place or City of origin:||Paducah|
|State of origin:||TX|
|Last known City:||Wingate|
|Last known State:||TX|
Having grown up on some of the largest ranches in West Texas, quality cowboy gear comes natural to Joe Spiller. Spiller was born in Paducah but calls Dicken’s County his home. Joe has been involved in the livestock industry his entire life, and today, he and his wife Baru, raise foundation-bred quarter horses on their small ranch near Wingate. While in high school, he worked part-time in a machine shop and using his self-taught methods, made his first pair of spurs in 1975.
In the early 1980s he began making bits, spurs, stirrups, and buckles for customers. The ability to create equipment that working cowboys and professional horseman can appreciate comes from having ‘been there, done that’ and knowing first hand what works. “Cowboy correctness” and functional design have become trademarks of Joe Spiller’s work. The flawless craftsmanship and extraordinary beauty is a result of a tireless quest for self-improvement, culminating in a product coveted by even the most discriminating collectors.
Today, Joe’s customer base spans the United States, Europe, Canada, and Australia. As a tribute to his talents and accomplishments, the Academy of Western Artists has recognized him as one of the Top Ten Spur Makers.