Established in 1866, brooks is a saddle making icon. Im writing a book about a male appaloosa running in the kentucky derby with his owner, esmeraywho is a girl. How to find out what type of saddle you have animals mom. Find used horse tack and other equestrian supplies or list your old english saddles with equine now s free tack and saddle ads. Search use the search box to find the product you are looking for. The allpurpose or eventing saddle is designed to handle flat terrain as well as jumping fences. Dressage saddles, jumping saddles, and trail saddles all have small but significant distinctions in their styles, yet each provides the horse with the necessary freedom of movement needed to carry out the riders commands. Restoration of antique saddles 4 weeks repair of western saddles 2 weeks repair resotoration of morgan side saddles 2 weeks the videos below should help you get a sense of what the saddle making is about and to get a feel of the environment where you as a student will spent time learning the craft if you choose to do so. Although it is hard to follow at times, i did pick up some tips and learned some new things. Just send us an email or give us a call for more information.
All saddles listed in this specialscloseout section are new and quantities are limited to stock on hand. We also repair and rejuvenate tired and trusted bridlework to give it a new. Our selection of english horse tack and supplies comes from all of the top brands in riding. The advantage of this saddle was its lightness, ease of repair and comfort for horse and rider. Free leather patterns printable downloads free leather pattern. English saddles are used to ride horses in english riding disciplines throughout the world. There are many different english riding disciplines, such as show jumping, endurance riding and dressage to name a few, that require variations in saddle design to meet the needs of a particular discipline. With the cost of taking the saddle apart i was looking at the cost of getting a new saddle. The english saddle is flatter than its western counterpart, giving your horse more freedom to move and the rider more contact to provide direction. Still located there, circle y continues to produce high quality saddles and tack with the heritage and tradition the company was founded on. Western saddles, english saddles, saddlery, tack, horse and riding equipment at discount prices. We do not repair leather we do not repair leather you have to send your saddle to brooks for that. If you wanna repair or just love antique saddles, this book is a great addition to your library.
Life will be much easier if you can fix broken straps and parts, do your own adjustments to tack and saddles and, with more serious problems, help you make emergency repairs to get you by until you can take your saddle to a saddle repair shop. We feel that every horseman should own basic tools for making minor saddle repairs. Post all your new or used tack, western wear, boots, western decor,jewelry, etcbe sure and. Brooks leather saddle repair aarons bicycle repair. Im kevin parrish, but most people know me as the saddle guy. At east crow saddlery, we can perform a wide range of repairs and modifications to english saddles such as. Some of my earliest memories are of the rhythmic pounding of my fathers mallet, the smell of old leather and horse sweat, and the feel of a new piece of finemade tack. Over this time period, i tried many saddles, hired at least six saddle fitters and found nothing that fit my horse. Inspection of the saddle tree and leather parts for soundness. Croix saddlery is happy to offer quality, used horse saddles including dressage, close contact, and all purpose saddles that you can ride in before you make the decision to buy. Mike is an msa certified saddle fitter and equine massage therapist who has trained extensively in england, as well as with a number of saddlers across the united states. We offer options for dressage, allpurpose, close contact, nonslip pads, half pads, pads, therapeutic pads and custom pads from brands including back on track, thinline, schockemohle, shires equestrian, roma, professionals choice, toklat, kavalkade, and more.
Over this time period, i tried many saddles, hired at least six saddle fitters and found nothing that fit. Books and videos american saddle makers association, inc. Dont expect to be able to make a saddle after reading this if you are new to leatherwork. In addition to saddle repair, were also wellequipped to fix, refurbish, and remake bridle parts, leathers, girths, and. Home the saddle guy builds, repairs and restores saddles. Prices and the availability of items are subject to change without notice. Saddle maker tools by special request, weve made a number of tools available to saddlemakers who are seeking higher end quality not commonly found online. English saddle 14 inch very small english saddle needs a little repair work. Used horse tack for saletrade public group facebook. Made for comfort and control, it comes in a variety of styles though the basic structure of the saddle remains constant.
Hi folks, since i know there arent many resources in this area, i thought id offer this link to a downloadable book on making english saddles. I opted to get a nice gel seat saver that covered up the scratch until the time comes for me to invest in a more expensive saddle. An expertlydesigned, high quality leather, suede or synthetic saddle with handtooled craftsmanship can make a huge impact on your pleasure riding, show ring performance, ranch work and trail adventures. How to find out what type of saddle you have animals. Today they will show you how english saddles are made english saddles are used to ride horses in english riding disciplines throughout the world. We carry english tack, helmets, and riding apparel. Get the best deals on childrens english horse saddles when you shop the largest. Traditionally, the tree of an english saddle is built of laminated layers of high quality wood, reinforced with steel underneath the front arch, and around the rear underside of the tree from quarter to quarter.
New english saddle specials, dressage saddle sale, close. As we strive to continue to serve you our shipping department and administrative office will continue to function normally. Working for over twenty years making and repairing all types of equestrian and leather goods, using the finest fittings and english saddle and bridle leathers. Bingos saddle shop sells products in colorado springs, co, for the horse and rider, including english and western tack, equestrian gear, horse supplements, horse health and first aid, as well as books and unique gifts. Your saddle is a serious investment, and every rider knows the feeling of that saddle thats been perfectly broken in to fit the rider. Circle y started hand crafting saddles in 1960 in the small texas town of yoakum.
Construction and repair techniques dusty johnson on. In english riding disciplines, it is imperative that you use the correct saddle. Eileen fenwick sacramento ca area 9126558992 912727. We specialize in repairing top brand english saddles. Bingos has expanded our english department in the last several years so if its been awhile since you have been in the store, stop by and take a look. Prices below are based on saddles of average condition and build. Choose from dressage saddles, hunter and jumper saddles, eventing saddles and childrens saddles, all with our 100% satisfaction guarantee. The first step is to get a general sense of the overall type of saddle, followed by identifying the saddle maker. First edition second printing edition december 1, 1982.
For anyone interested in leather craft, horses, horseback riding and entrepreneurship a career as a custom saddle maker can be very rewarding. All saddle repairs will priced before job is started. A home mechanic may also attempt a saddle repair, and it is sometimes possible to cannibalize parts. Today they will show you how english saddles are made. Many popular saddle makers have websites or catalogs, and you can look up more information about the saddle online or in books to find out how many were made, when it was produced, and in what styles and colors. Our customers range from the beginner taking a few lessons, to the competitive rider. So if something goes wrong, consider having it repaired before you think about buying a new one. Shop a quality selection of saddlery hardware at outfitters supply. Winners circle horse supplies, saddlebred and gaited horse. I will discuss some of the fundamental requirements for becoming a saddle maker, the time and financial resources needed for setting up your shop, and the economic outlook for the future of this business. The best place to buy cheap english horse saddles online is at who have a massive collection to choose from at amazing prices from a website you can trust.
We can make arrangements to have your saddle shipped to us, repaired and shipped back. I bought every book i could find on leatherwork with an emphasis on saddles, and let me. Barnsby, blue ribbon, dale chavez, butet, and beval just to name a few. Do not ship your saddle to us until you receive a job number. Free pdf book on english saddle making sign in to follow this. Choose from our selection of endurance saddles, dressage saddles, and jumping saddles before your next event or competition. Educational publisher of childrens titles, including books and resources for parents, teachers, and children. English saddles and tack suit the singular image of elegance associated with the english horse riding discipline. Completed work is warranted for 1 year against defects in material and craftsmanship.
Becoming a saddle maker pros and cons of the career. Dustin stewart is available for on site saddle repair and fitting. English equestrian apparel english equestrian tack bingo. We specialize in both english saddle and western saddle repair. For example, dressage saddles are designed to give the rider a closer feel with the horse which allows. The saddle eventually branched off into different designs that became the modern english and western saddles. English or western, new fleece, horns, billets, girths, all tack.
I get this question a lot both at the shop and when we are out at events and trade shows. The average rider does not know how to properly measure a saddle and many times what the saddle is advertised as on ebay or the classifieds is completely inaccurate. Please call for more information regarding dustins services. When a saddle rail broke on a brooks b17 after 30 years of service i checked and found that the undercarriage of a wrights saddle brookss lowend brand in the 1970s was identical except for the finish. English saddles are the primary saddles used in english riding disciplines worldwide. English saddle fitting book by mike scott, the western horse. He can also come to your home and barn to custom fit your saddle to your horse. The techniques used to measure the seat of english saddles are similar to that of a western saddle. Buy english saddles from big dees including allpurpose, dressage, close contact etc choose from your preferred color and brand. We do all warranty repair work for italian brand amerigo and french made lapogee. In addition to saddle repair, were also wellequipped to fix, refurbish, and. Interesting story of saddle restore before and after by hill saddlery. Tandy leather has over 100 stores in the united states, canada, and spain.
When you begin to measure for an english saddle, remember that the different parts of a saddle the seat size is for you, the rider, and the gullet size saddle widthtree size is for your horse. Free pdf book on english saddle making saddle construction. English saddle pads showing, training and corrective pads are available in sizes to fit all types of saddles and horses. Saddlery hardware saddle repair supplies outfitters supply. All saddle repairs are performed by qualified saddlers who have been certified by a member of the society of master saddlers and authorized by saddle manufacturers as necessary. A sleek and elegant creation, the english saddle is very unlike its western counterpart.
New, used or on consignment, we feature a large selection of quality dressage and jumping saddles. The most common time this question is asked is when a customer brings in a saddle for repair and the repair needed is so extensive due to the amount of dry rot. Arranged by usa states and international grads of the school of english saddle fitting and flocking csf certified saddle fitter, cemmt certified equine massagemuscle therapist. I am a dressage trainer in colorado, and had been trying to find a saddle to fit my horse for almost two years. Thank you all for the replies it is an english saddle, and i reached out to a few saddle repair companies near to me. We rebuilt the saddle to the far right from the tree up. I recommend it as an addition to someones saddle making books, but not as an only source. They combine highquality craftsmanship and striking appearance thanks to their unique design and style. I did pick up some tips and learned some new things. Custom oneonone saddle fitting for you and your horse. Valued customer, due to the covid19 virus pandemic, our retail stores are now closed to the public. With over 20 years experience manufacturing pack saddles and repairing tack and saddlery products, we know the importance of starting with with quality, dependable tack and saddle repair supplies.
Please call us to discuss your saddle repair needs and expected turnaround time. From hardware to leather, you want to be sure all the components match for a uniform look. English saddle repairs, western saddle repairs, tack. The saddle is a supportive structure for a rider or other load, fastened to an animals back by a. Everything you need to know about the brooks saddle range. Saddle specials tack shack of ocala wants to ensure your happiness with your new saddle, and we will generally accept returnsexchanges on saddles if they do not fit you or your horse. Then i learned to do some repair work on saddles such as changing out. Pair with matching strirrup leathers and straps and compliment with the right saddle pad, and you will have one comfortable ride. We are not responsible for typographical or photographic errors. Dover saddlery is your source for quality horse tack, horse supplies and riding apparel everything an english rider needs. Online green book for repairs american saddle makers. All of our used horse saddles are name brand english saddles. Making and repairing western saddles jones, dave on. These are tools selected especially for making saddles and other large items.
We can repair the metal parts of most leather saddles. Times the times are based on a saddle makerleather worker with 3 to 5 years. It still produces an extensive range of traditional leather saddles at its birmingham factory, but also the innovative new cambium saddles as. Many nonbrooks brand saddles are clones of brooks and the parts fit. Theres the right brand of english saddle for you and your horse and the activities you enjoy together. The english saddle is based on a solid tree, over which webbing, leather and padding materials are added.70 271 774 1573 600 58 737 1149 438 1167 183 1114 1210 1491 9 1250 274 80 1016 1188 569 1279 835 1241 45 1132 1449 275 1088 667 352 1063 1384 899 626 575 440 408 1060 560 265