"You can get in a car to see what man has made, but you have to get on a horse to see what god has made." Charlie Russell

A Handmade Saddle is an investment that should last for generations with proper care & use. These saddles are made in a traditional manner. Each piece is cut from the appropriate part of the hide, wet and formed to the tree, the stirrup leathers are stretched and turned, skirts are blocked, etc.......no shortcuts!

From the high end rawhide covered wood tree, approximately 2-3 sides of Hermann Oak leather, the bark tanned sheepskin, and the handtied mohair cinch........nothing has replaced these natural materials and traditional methods for fit, form and function. These saddles were made on either a Rod Nikkel tree or a Glenn Christman tree. All saddles come "ready to ride".

I welcome all inquiries regarding prices, designs or services, so please contact gail@theleatherloft.org  for an exact quote. 

  Saddle Trees  www.rodnikkel.com

  Horn Caps & Cantle Plates  www.olsonsilver.com

How to Clean & Care for Your Saddle click here

"The greatest challenge to a rider's seat is not to disturb the horse."



"No hour of life is ever wasted that is spent in the saddle."