A Simco saddle is a horseback riding saddle manufactured by the Simco company. Since 1990, the brand has been called Simco-Longhorn, according to Red Dot Horse Equipment Co. The company manufactures trail, barrel, Arabian and roping saddles.Continue Reading
The Action Company purchased the original Simco Leather Co. in 1981 and has kept the brand a distinct, separate entity from the rest of the business. . In 1990, Simco acquired the Longhorn Leather Company and the brand name was changed to Simco-Longhorn. The brand does not maintain its own webpage or independent contact information distinct from The Action Company. The Red Dot Horse Equipment Co. claims the company is still making saddles in Tennessee, but The Action Company says that all saddle manufacturing was moved to Greenville, Texas in 1988 and still operates from that location, as of 2014.
The Crates family originally owned the Simco company and has been manufacturing saddles since the 1930s in partnership with the Sims family. The company was originally based in Tennessee. After selling the Simco brand to The Action Company in 1981, the Crates family and many of the original employees established the Crates Leather Company Inc. This company is based in Tennessee and has been manufacturing saddles under the Crates brand since 1981.Learn more about Barnyard Mammals
To measure an English saddle's seat, measure from the nail on the pommel to the center of the cantle. To measure a western saddle, measure from the center of the cantle to the center of the pommel below the horn.Full Answer >
A horse whisperer is an individual who trains a wild horse to accept a saddle and a human rider. Also known as natural horsemanship, the technique is based on developing a rapport with a horse and rejects forceful or abusive methods.Full Answer >
Saddles, clothing, boots, bits and spurs are several products Teskey's saddle shop sells. The company also offers ranch and farm equipment and equine medical products. Additionally, Teskey's features home decor and apparel lines and a huge collection of case knives.Full Answer >
To fit a Western saddle to a horse, first place the saddle on the horse's back, on top of an inch-thick saddle pad. Tighten the cinch until it is snug, but ensure it is still comfortable. Next, the rider sits in the saddle with his feet in the stirrups. At least three fingers should fit between the pommel's arch and the horse's withers. Finally, look at the saddletree's width, and compare it to the shape of the horse's back.Full Answer >