WS Saddle Gallery 1

Note: There are additional images of my work on my “Skivings” page

First Place Saddle in the Geometric or Basket Stamped Category at the 2014 World Leather Debut in Sheridan, WY.

Here is a Will James saddle featuring scroll panels with basket stamping and a Carlos border. The saddle tree is made by Rod Nikkel  13″ swell,  15 1/2″ seat, 3 1/2×3″ Guadalajara horn, 4 1/2 x 11″ cantle. The saddle is single rigged at 3/4 position. 5″ stirrups by Trina Weber, hardware by Harwood and silver work by Shawn Didyoung.

This is a full floral carved saddle just finished. Features include a Rod Nickkel tree with 15 1/2″ seat, 4×3″ Guadalajara horn, 4 1/2 x 12″ cantle.

Here is the first of two saddles being built for Kyya Grant or Othello, WA. This saddle features a Rod Nikkel tree with 15″ seat, 4×3 Guadalajara horn, 4 1/2×12″ cantle and 93 degree bars. She provided the ideas for the scroll work on this saddle

Ranch Saddle built for Mark Rashid, horsemanship clinician from Estes Park, CO, features Harwood hardware, rawhide horn and cantle bindings and a unique scroll and stamp pattern. (click on images to enlarge)

Wade saddle built for Janice Armour of Las Vegas, NV. Janice wanted something simple with a border and some scroll panels. We decided to do some dye work on the background of the scroll work which was a nice touch to this saddle. Built on a Rod Nikkel tree with Horse Shoe Brand hardware in an in-skirt rigging. Stirrups by Trina Weber (click on images to enlarge)

Wade saddle built for Steve Lundean, horse trainer and clinician from Wisconsin. Steve wanted a saddle what would be up to hard use but that would also catch an eye as well. Built on a Sunny Felkins tree with Horse Shoe Brand riggings, rawhide cantle binding.(click on images to enlarge)

Wade saddle completed for Warren Monroe of Bellingham, WA. This saddle is built on a custom Wade tree by Bill Bean. 16″ seat with 4 1/2″ x 12 1/2″ cantle. Round 3″ x 4″ wood post horn. Bronze rig plates and Dees by Jeremiah Watt. Floral carved in Rose pattern with basket stamp on skirts, gullet, and billets. (click on images to enlarge)

Ranch saddle completed for Mark Rashid of Estes Park, CO. This saddle is built on a custom tree by Dave Genadek. 15.5″ seat with 4 1/2″ x 12 1/2″ cantle. Round 3″ x 4″ wood post horn. Stainless rig plates and Dees by Jeremiah Watt. (click on images to enlarge)