Who are some western saddle makers?


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Frecker's Saddlery, Colorado Saddlery, J.J. Maxwell Tack & Saddle, and the Sawtooth Saddle Company are some companies that make western saddles. Most of the saddle makers have inventory in stock or can custom manufacture western saddles to a customer's specifications.

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J.J. Maxwell Tack & Saddle hand-tools western saddles for both horses and mules. All of the company's western saddles are in the Visalia tradition, with premium quality leather and rawhide covered wooden trees. The seats are leather ground for comfort and are available in different sizes, gullet widths and bars. The average saddle weight is about 40 pounds.

Sawtooth Saddles makes a variety of western styles, including authentic old time western saddles, buckaroo western saddles and modern western saddles. Sawtooth offers collector's editions of saddles, tack and cowboy accessories that are stamped and numbered.

Frecker Saddlery makes all of its own saddle trees at it Dillon, Montana, facility that was founded in 1981. The company uses only Herman Oak leather from St. Louis, Missouri. Frecker's has a gallery of its handcrafted saddles available for viewing on the company website.

Colorado Saddlery has been making western saddles in the traditional handcrafted style since 1945. The company also sells saddle-making supplies, tack, bits, spurs and pack equipment from Golden, Colorado.

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