Willy gets his new saddle

Willy is a seven year old Haflinger that we built a saddle for two years ago. Everyone had thought Willy was not going to grow much more but everyone was also mistaken. Willy has one …

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It’s Time for Some Roses Again!

Karen asked for some roses so we tried to accommodate her wishes. It has been some time since I was asked to do some roses on a saddle. I did a lot of these beautiful …

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Samantha’s New Ride

Samantha will be getting her first Western saddle in a few days. She wanted something that would help her to sit over her stirrups and feel close to the same positions she feels in riding …

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Just in time for calving season!

Lexi works on a ranch in Montana and needed a new saddle before calving season. Dusty Smith built this Wade tree featuring 4 x 90 bars, 4.5 x 12 cantle and a 3h x 3.5w …

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I’m Colorado Bound!

Thanks to Mark Rashid (http://www.markrashid.com) for the opportunity to build him another saddle. Mark and his lovely spouse Crissi stopped by and spent a couple of nights with us as they were passing thru on …

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As one door closes another opens….

For many years I have almost exclusively used Rod Nikkel from Valleyview, Alberta, as my saddle tree maker. Rod retired from the business this July so change was in the air. Before his retirement Rod …

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Ready for some mountain trails

Thanks to Wendy from the Puget Sound area of Washington State for the opportunity to build this saddle for her mule. Wendy and her husband spend lots of hours on the trails and in the …

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There’s Roping To Do!

Katie Bane in Coeur d’Alene, ID, needed a saddle that she could spend lots of hours in without experiencing pain in her leg that she gets in other roping saddles. She does some ranch roping …

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New Wade Roughout Saddle for Sale

I was able to get a little “extra” work done between custom orders in March. I often get calls from horse owners looking for simple rough out saddles so I thought I would build one. …

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