How to ride like the man who brought the Aussie saddle to America in 1979
I have been fitting saddles to horses for over half a century. Over 10,000 saddles directly fitted to horses and mules, and 86,000 custom saddle fitting consultations to date. No person alive has fitted more. I have figured it out. The comfort of this noble animal is my passion.
I work with all saddles, although I am famous for being the first person to successful market a new saddle in America in 300 years -- the Australian stock saddle, in 1979. But the horse does not care what saddle it is. He has only one concern -- does it hurt? He does not know if it is English, Western, Australian or Calathumpian.
So here is what I do at my ranch in Malibu:
# Measure the back of the horse, with a gauge I helped invent, and use these angles to RESHAPE any tree to fit a particular horse.
# Reshape trees to fit horses from measurements supplied by the owners.
# Fix broken trees and restore saddles from the tree on out. We are masters at making leather look like new -- even better!
# Replace fleece panels, re-stuff horsehair or wool panels, in accordance with back measurements supplied.
# Fix and/or customize any harness equipment or tack.
# Repair most items made from leather -- bags, purses, belts. ( No coats, boots or couches!! )
# Custom holsters to fit particular guns or knives, using exotic skins or regular cowhide.
# You photograph the equipment that needs to be fixed or modified, text it to (818) 309-8125 and we will give you a quote.
# Take in saddles on consignment. We clean them, make sure they are safe, get the best price we can, take 30 per cent commission -- and send you a check.
# If you are looking for a good used saddle, we have heaps! We will fit one to YOUR horse at a price that will make your pocketbook smile!
Be sure to check out the unique bareback saddles we build in Malibu, and we frequently have previously owned or traded-in models. Call for pricing. We can customize any saddle from the tree up.