Skyhorse Trail Saddles
Riding pleasure personally handmade by Lisa and Loren. Most of our trail saddles are built on a hand made wooden trees covered with fiberglass. This allows us to build a full strength Western saddle that weighs only 25-30 pounds, including cinch and stirrups. The skirts are "butterfly" style, cut up high under the rider's legs for ultimate close contact. You have the strength and security of a full western saddle with far less bulk. Our in-skirt rigging has a special reinforcement of Biothane "sandwiched in" for ultimate strength. Each trail saddle comes with D rings under the conchos with replaceable strings, latigo, and cinch.....ready to ride!
Prices start at $6,500
Features barbed wire tooling that matches the stainless steel buckles and "D" hardware. Extra "bling" comes from the pistol casings that accentuate the pommel, cantle back and star. (both 38 cal. and 45 cal.). Extra fine detail is achieved by the braided upright cantle done with kangaroo lace. The star theme is carried over to the entire set: saddle, flank rig, headstall, and breast collar. Simple enough to ride daily.....fancy enough to ride with pride!
Comes with headstall, breast collar and flank cinch to match - available!
Mounted Shooter deluxe
This saddle was specially built for a woman mounted rider. Notice the antique postcards shows women "gunslingers" (click on the image to enlarge). Total weight was 24.5#. Rigging design and skirts are close contact for natural horsemanship!
Order your very own....this one is already competing!
This trail saddle is 32 pounds - ready to ride! It is accented with brass Colt 45 cartridge cases, and all the hardware is matching brass. It has a 16" pleasure seat, padded with dark brown buffalo leather and Cashel foam, and sports a 4" upright cantle that braided with a Spanish plait in kangaroo leather.
Weighing in at 32 pounds, cinch, stirrups and ready to ride! A beautiful ride.
Black Pottery Saddle
Inspired by the black on black southwest pottery, we wanted this design to flow around every piece of the saddle. The sterling conchos have coral inlays. The upright trail cantle is trimmed in silver braiding. At 32 pounds, it goes everywhere.
Bucking Bullets Saddle
Cowboy up on this Wade buckaroo. The Colt 45 cartridge cases are true Cowboy Bling!
This saddle was built on a Wade tree with a post horn. Rugged and Handsome.
Fancy Feather Trail Saddle
Never too beautiful to ride in the mountains. It feels as good as it looks and she rides it in shows too.
Nature Trail Saddle
A mix of wildflowers and wild life, all our client's favorites. The 3 tone oiling is our most popular and unique to Skyhorse. Notice the sculpted edges on this custom piece. Sterling silver conchos match the florals.
Broken Arrow Saddle
This black and tan custom piece weighs in at 32 pounds, all ready to ride. A playful tooling pattern with beautiful contrasts and matching conchos. Notice the cut-up skirts under the fenders for ultimate close contact.
Bear Feathers Saddle
The fetish bear feather tooling pattern was just what our client wanted. Blond on blond with leather braiding. Notice the D rings on all of our conchos - the saddle strings loop through for easy replacement and an extra place to snap on trail essentials.
Geometric Petroglyph Saddle
This lightweight trail saddle features our clients favorite petroglyph animals, our striking 3 tone coloring, and our unique and proprietary lightning bold border tooling. Sterling silver conchos with petroglyph designs compliment the saddle. As always, our close contact and lightweight ride is still full-strength Western.
Texas Star Saddle
All the bells and whistles you can ride! Classic carving, Lorenʼs braided edges and D rings on a Visalia tree. All of our In-skirt rigging is reinforced with biothane for ultimate strength.
Kachina Trail Saddle
Kachina carving with our Skyhorse lightning border. The conchos are inlaid stones. As always, our client got just what she wanted for a lifetime of pleasure. Our standard inlaid seat provides extra contact and comfort.
Horseshoe Trail Saddle
This saddle was custom made for a woman who is a committed trail rider. Her desire was to combine beauty, lightweight, and close contact balance. It is hand carved just the way she wanted with her personal mark. The sculpted skirts with special rigging plates and trail width stirrups make for a beautiful ride.
After ten years, this is what she writes us about her Skyhorse Saddle:
" That beautiful saddle has carried me every week to so many places where I thank God for the beauty of His world. He has given you and Loren a gift of creating "functional", beautiful works of art in the saddles you make. The saddle you and Loren created for me is uniquely special, and sort of a tribute to this way God made me, with a passion for horses. As a reminder, every concho on the saddle & bridle have either an Arabian horse, or Paint horse, since I have one of each, and/or woman trail riding!" Thank you, Sandy
Tammy's Feather Trail Saddle
What a fun project for all of us! Tammy had a precious Squash Blossom necklace from her Grandmother that was near and dear to her. Since she never wore the necklace but wanted it close to her, we remounted the pieces into conchos and built her a saddle she will enjoy for a lifetime.