'Over the last fifteen years I’ve ridden two saddles that Bob has built for me. The quality, craftsmanship and functionality of these rigs is second to none.'
Brad Hobson, Ranch Manager, The Stock Farm
I know how to make a rider comfortable and to be able to use my saddle in an active and efficient way, he or she can demonstrate and speak to to me about their needs, the horse on the other hand has no direct voice he can only demonstrate, showing his discomfort and resentment or by approaching his work with a relaxed, willing attitude. Satisfying the horse is my primary goal, the rider's satisfaction will come as a natural result. I've been striving to accomplish this goal with every saddle I've built for the last 34 years, as they say, I know a thing or two because I've seen a thing or two. Quality materials, thoughtful design and dedication to making even the smallest detail as perfect as I can results in a piece of equipment that can unite horse and rider.
The three saddle models presented above offer variations on the classic 'Wade Saddle Tree' that I have always used, the most significant difference between them is weight and bulk, each one is crafted from the same high quality materials, all of them can withstand the same test of time, strength and hard use.
The process of ordering and producing a custom saddle is not a swift one, this endeavor takes time, thought, attention to every detail and most of all, patience. I have over 34 years experience behind me, I've never been fast, I only produce a limited number saddles per year and I always have a waiting list. Anyone considering ordering a saddle needs to have some sort of saddle they can ride while they're waiting for their new one, I don't handle pressure well. The upside of this somewhat gloomy picture is that I'm at the top of my game, producing some of the best work I have ever done, constantly striving for perfection does pay off. If this sounds like something you can appreciate and take pride in, let's talk. Bob.