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Custom Made Cowboy Dressage Saddles and Tack


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Designed by Eitan Especially For You.

Why Ride a Cowboy Dressage Saddle

The history of the western saddle is an American journey. I would  like to share with you the short version and how it relates to the Cowboy Dressage Saddles that we offer for sale.

The early western saddles were built with a deep centered seat with the fenders and stirrups under the rider’s hips allowing for the rider to be in better balance. With the popularity of the Rodeo in the 1950’s, the saddles began to change. You saw a flatter seat with a low cantle.  The fenders became thicker and were set more forward putting the rider in a chair position. The deep centered seat disappeared and the legs were placed in a forward position. This may have been good for calf roping and bull dogging but it did not allow for the rider’s proper position. This became the style of western saddles and seeped over into the show ring of today. With the advent of the closer contact reining and cutting saddles, the saddles did improve. The fenders being less bulky allowed for more leg movement. In some but not all the fender was set back a bit, a much needed improvement compared to the saddles of the 50th and in today’s show ring.

When designing these custom built Cowboy Dressage Saddles, we took all this into consideration. The saddles we built have a deeper seat by adding an extra inch to the height of the cantle. The fenders and stirrups are set well back under the rider’s seat putting them back in balance. The fenders are narrow allowing for more feel and freedom of movement. The saddles are a close contact with a 7/8 rigging so there is no bulk under the fender. The seat has a “narrow twist” which if you have ever ridden in one you will never want a saddle without it. These are simple things but they are very important and what can make the difference in a saddle that you can ride in for long rides on the trail or compete in Cowboy Dressage or pleasure classes. Like a horse, when the saddle is built to work with you and help you, it makes for a comfortable and effective ride. Your horse appreciates your improved balance and clearer cues. You appreciate the comfort and ease of riding it allows.

These saddles are reasonably priced. Watch for a new model in the near future. A rounded skirt with a bit of buckaroo styling.

Saddle Spec Choices:

  • 15-16 ½” seats available
  • Choice of leather oil. Medium to dark oil.
  • Choice of seat color
  • Choice of rough out, smooth leather or hard seat
  • Fenders measured to your leg length
  • 100% wool fleece
  • Narrow twist, close contact tree
  • 26 ½’ – 27” from front to back of saddle
  • Approx 32-33 lbs
  • 7” gullet

All Saddles Come With These Features

  • Wooden stirrups.
  • Narrow Fenders
  • Number one quality Herman Oak leather
  • Custom sterling Cowboy Dressage Conchos
  • Rear tie strings
  • Fenders set under the riders seat

Tree

  • The tree is a rawhide covered wood tree designed by Olin Young. Olin Young was a world champion roper in the 60’s and he first designed the “twist” in the bars of the tree to create the narrow twist. This narrow twist makes the saddle much more comfortable. It also helps the saddle lie flat. The front of the saddle is a bit more extended to also offer balance, support and fit.
  • The tree is a bit larger than full quarter horse bars.

Terms of Sale

  • All sales are final.
  • A $1000-$1500 deposit required depending on saddle maker and model. 
  • Allow 12-13 weeks for delivery

The Compadre

Medium Dark Oil Small Texas Rose Tooling with Rope Border, Camel Smooth Leather Seat.
$3300.00 ( includes shipping and ins)

To order, contact: Bonnie Glasgow, bonniepnh@mac.com 214-707-1873

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The Compadre II

Dark oil and ostrich seat. $4100 (includes shipping and ins)
To order, contact: Bonnie Glasgow, bonniepnh@mac.com 214-707-1873




The Santa Fe

Medium Dark Oil, Entz Tooling, Rough-out seat
$3000.00 ( includes shipping and ins)

To order, contact: Bonnie Glasgow, bonniepnh@mac.com 214-707-1873

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Santa Fe in Dark Oil and Black Slick Seat
 

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