Here is a brief description of the parts of a western saddle.
The parts of a Western saddle.

Saddle Order Form

Not only is your saddle tree a custom size for you and your horse, but the finishes are also all custom to your tastes and preferences. Create a design that defines you! 

Each of our saddles is individually handcrafted and tooled using quality American Bridle leather. This is where you get creative, choose your size, leather colours, and conchos, then consider options for stirrups, tooling, buck stitch, bags, bridle breast collar, saddle pad, etc.  After that, your beautiful saddle will do the talking!

Have a look through our Saddle Gallery for ideas. You can also go through our saddle order form below to see all the options; there is no commitment to a saddle purchase until we have spoken with you and received a saddle deposit that puts you on our build list.

Ask your questions at the end of the form, or give us a call if you need help. Al (403) 816-5251  Sue (403) 816-8404 

  • Personal information
  • Seat Size
  • Tree
  • Skirt
  • Leather Colors
  • Leather finishes
  • Conchos
  • Fenders – stirrups
  • Rigging
  • Saddle Pad
  • Saddle Bags
  • Bridle Breast collar
  • Saddle Add ons

Easy Fit Saddles order form

Personal Information

An Order Form is the simplest method of showing you each of the custom saddle options. Please fill it out as many times as necessary, and a copy will be delivered to me and you so that we can talk about what you’re looking for. You have no obligation or cost.


New Custom Saddle Details

Please request a callback if you have any queries about the various saddle alternatives. 403-816-5251 or 403-816-8404
To ensure that they show in the summary at the bottom, all items that are free have a cost of $0.01 attached to them. These will be removed from your invoice if you purchase a saddle. 


Seat Size

Western saddle seats are typically measured from the top of the cantle to the back of the fork. However, the seat size measurement using this method will change if the fork or cantle angle is altered.

The thigh area, which is measured on the saddle from the base of the cantle to the base of the swells, beneath the leg, is a better approach.

Enter the circumference of the thickest part of your thigh, measured in inches, in the first box down below. 

The second box will compute your suggested thigh length. 

You can select your appropriate seat size based on traditional measurements and or thigh length.

If you select a Cutback, English, Endurance or wade style saddle, your thighs will be able to slip forward beneath the forks, providing an additional inch of seat space. Great for short-backed horses.


Fork  Style + 5800

The fork is the saddle’s front member, providing functionality as well as style. We have swell forks, slick forks, and undercuts with and without horns.


Horn or no Horn

The tree swells above arrive with their respective horns. If you do not want a horn, please let us know; we can remove the horn from any fork.


Cantle Height

Higher cantle height makes getting in and out of the saddle more difficult, but it also provides more security, keeping you in the saddle during those moments.


Cantle Binding

If you are thrown out of your seat, the Cheyenne Roll provides a wider, softer landing surface than the Pencil Roll. It also provides a handhold when putting the saddle on your horse.


Skirt and Reveal Style

Round or Square? 
A layer of leather in the accent leather colour is added to the bottom skirt with a reveal to improve its appearance. Using no reveal on a short-backed horse will help shorten the overall length of the saddle. On endurance and English style saddles, the reveal is not available.

Primary Leather Colour

Bridle leather is completely finished with a waxy feel and a lovely sheen. Following the vegetable tanning process, the leather is hot stuffed with oils and tallows that penetrate the hides, resulting in a smooth, rich cut. Because of these oils and waxes, the bridle leather is weather resistant. Following the tanning process, the leather is drum-dyed for uniform colouring. The artisanal tanning process distinguishes vegetable leather from leather produced by other types of tannages. Our leather has a vegetable tannage, these colors go through an oxidation process. The color they get will get darker with the time or they can move to a brownish tone, especially if the items they produce are used outdoors. So please expect a color variation as time goes by.


Seat Leather Colour

Variations in colour, pattern, and style are possible due to the nature of leather. Our leather swatches and photos are only a close representation of the actual leather. We cannot guarantee the cut of our patterned leathers because no two are alike. (All colours are approximations)


Accent Bridle Leather Colour

Saddle strings, swell and cantle lacing, concho backs, buck stitch, stirrup lacing, bridle, breast collar lacing, and reveal colour are all accented with leather. 

Bridle leather is completely finished with a waxy feel and a lovely sheen. Following the vegetable tanning process, the leather is hot stuffed with oils and tallows that penetrate the hides, resulting in a smooth, rich cut. Because of these oils and waxes, the bridle leather is weather resistant. Following the tanning process, the leather is drum-dyed for uniform colouring. The artisanal tanning process distinguishes vegetable leather from leather produced by other types of tannages. We also want to explain you that since our leather has a vegetable tannage, these colors go through an oxidation process. The color they get will get darker with the time or they can move to a brownish tone, especially if the items they produce are used outdoors. So please expect a color variation as time goes by.


Rough-out

Rough-out refers to the rough, unfinished leather side. It hides bangs and scrapes better than smooth leather and can provide more grip in the saddle. It can be refurbished with a wire brush. Unless rough-out is chosen, all parts will be slick-out. 

rough out choice


Buck Stitch

border areaA coloured leather border stitched by hand that can be used alone or in conjunction with a stamped border and tooling. The Accent Bridle Leather Color you selected above is used. +600.

 

 


Border Stamping Options

In tborder areahe highlighted areas, select the border tooling that you want. – The endurance and English swells are not available.

 

 


Tooling Area

Select how much tooling you want in this section, then in the next section, select the tooling pattern you prefer. Tooling can be used alone or in conjunction with your chosen border and buck stitch options. There are no endurance or English swells available.


Tooling design

Choose a tooling design for the tooling area from above- not available on the endurance and english swells


Antique Finish

Antique finish emphasizes tooling, carving and embossing, 2-toned effect. This works best with lighter colored leather. 


Conchos

Conchos are backed with one large accent leather coloured rosette and 1 smaller saddle leather coloured rosette.


Fender Length

We employ a stirrup mechanism with a single strap that can be moved forward and backward to position the stirrup. The fenders float over the strap and have limited adjustment. It’s crucial that you pick the proper stirrup length. 

Please take a barefoot measurement from your crotch to the ground. The inseam of your favorite pants is not always an accurate measurement. Unlike other stirrups, you will not be able to adjust your stirrups beyond the stated lengths.

fenders


Stirrups

We stock several types of stirrups or use your own favourite.


Stirrup add ons

We have removed much of the bulk under your thigh and calf to help align your leg into the stirrup and keep your calf in closer contact with your horse.

The bulk has been removed from under your thigh and calf to help align your leg into the stirrup and keep your calf in close contact with your horse.

The stirrup includes an Alberta twister that holds it out from the horse and relieves pressure on the knees and hips.

Under the tread, a shock-absorbing cushioning pad can be added to help reduce knee soreness.

You can alleviate knee and ankle strain by adding a wedge under the stirrup to better match the angle of your foot bottom.


Rigging Method

We use a cable rigging system on our trees. We can add a western-style latigo and off-side billet, as well as an english-style two-strap billet.


Accessories

Saddle Accessories


3D EQUINE SADDLE FITTING SYSTEM

A good saddle fit begins with a good fitting tree, which begins by measuring your horse’s back with our 3D equine back profiling system, which is designed to classify the horse’s back, identifying measurements of the width, angle, and twist. We can build a tree to fit your horse’s unique shape and monitor changes in the horse’s back over time using these measurements.

You can measure your horse using our 3D equine back profiling system. Add the 3D equine back profiling system to your cart on this page to purchase them. If you return them and purchase a saddle, we will credit your account for the charges, less shipping. (If you live outside of Canada, please ask us how to mark your paperwork in order to avoid duty taxes when returning the cards.)

The 3D equine back profiling system includes everything you’ll need to finish the job. We have written instructions, step by step photos as well as video to help you. Contact us by video app so that we can see what you’re seeing.

We will be in contact with you about your options. Our Get Started Page has further instructions.


100% Wool Felt Pads

Our 1/2″ self contouring pads are designed for our saddles and match your horse’s shape, cut out to protect the horse from the cable and allow the latigo layers to hang below, eliminating pressure points. They are made with the highest quality Pure Wool Felt available and are made with heat and pressure (never needled) with a Compression rating of 6.0 to 7.0 PSI and a Tensile strength of 200 PSI. 


Matching Saddle Bags

Saddle bags


Matching Bridle

The browband and headstall measurements are best taken from an existing properly fitting bridle/headstall. Browband- measurements are from the front edge (sew line) of the crown, across to the front edge on the other side. Bridle length – Measure the distance from the fold where the bridle connects to the bit on one side, over the crown, to where the bridle connects to the bit on the other side. Throat latch – Measure the total fitted length.


Matching Breast Collar

Measure from the center of your horse’s chest to the saddle D rings. The horse’s windpipe is just under the skin where the base of the neck meets the center of the chest. Tiedown strap is measured from the center of the chest to the ring on the cinch.


Addons

Selection of saddle parts and accessories.


Shipping Insurance

Pay additional for shipping insurance, we do not cover losses once items leaves our shop. 


Additional Instructions,

Something unique or new not covered above, Please give me a call at 403-816-5251


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