Quality Lightweight All Around Saddles, made In America!

How Skyrider was born

In 2010 Lisa and Loren set out on a venture to design and construct a saddle that was affordable, yet encompassed all the qualities of their nicest custom saddle. As a result of their effort, the SKYRIDER was born. It wasn’t easy, however. There were several prototypes built and tested before deciding on just the right design. Only after Lisa and Loren were completely satisfied with the durability of the saddle and its comfort for both the horse and rider, would they offer it to their clients.

Newest Skyrider model shown in chocolate with cheyenne roll and bright stainless conchos

Skyrider saddles are our version of an affordable, more standardized saddle that is still completely handmade. It is built with the same materials as in our custom saddles, still offering the strength and security of a full Western Saddle without any bulk. A Skyrider saddle weighs in at around 25 pounds, which includes the cinch, stirrups, latigos – ready to ride!

The tree is handmade wood, covered with fiberglass. Because it is on the wide side of normal, it fits most horses. The gullet is 8” high, offering great clearance for almost all horses. We have widened the angle of the bars to insure that your horse’s shoulder movement is always free of interference. The skirts are swept back to also free your horse’s movement. Our seats are padded with a high-density, closed cell foam that won’t absorb water if you get caught in a shower. This saddle is perfect for gaited horses! Lisa and Loren both ride gaited horses and have designed this with them in mind. It is the best all-around fitting tree we have ever found.

The rigging is all-leather, biothane reinforced so there is no metal against your horse or between you and your horse. It offers three rigging positions. Our unique cuff-style latigo makes it easy to change rigging positions, without the need to use complex lacing. The skirts are cut far up to eliminate weight and insure maximum contact. None of these streamlined options compromise the full strength of your Skyrider saddle! It would be hard to offer a more lightweight saddle without resorting to synthetics or eliminating a full western saddle design – being life long saddle makers, we will not make these compromises.

*All Skyriders have a base price of $3500

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Skyrider Standard


Skyrider Standard


Skyrider Standard


  • Prices start at $3500.00
  • Handmade in the USA
  • High grade leather used throughout
  • Stainless steel hardware for long lasting strength and durability.
  • The hand tooled “Skyhorse Lightening Bolt border” energizes the Skyrider design.
  • 3 seat sizes available: 15”,16”,17”
  • Skyrider is available with or without a horn.
  • Weight - 25 Pounds!
  • Full strength cedar wood tree covered with fiberglass - the same tree we use in our custom saddles. Guaranteed for life!
  • Only genuine sheepskin is used to line the skirts.
  • All Skyrider saddles come with bright stainless steel conchos included in the base price!
  • Free swinging stirrup leathers which allows for a perfect reining position. Stirrup leathers are “pre-turned” for maximum knee relief!
  • Close contact benefits both you and your horse.
  • 3 colors available: Chocolate, Chestnut, and black.
  • Multiple position “soft-contact” rigging. (no hardware to sore your horse or your knees). Skyrider is perfect for all pleasure and eventing breeds, including but not exclusive to Gaited Horses.



Prior to ordering my SkyRider, I had only seen photos of the saddle. When I opened the box from SkyHorse and lifted the saddle, I was amazed at how lightweight the saddle was. I admired the high quality and the proud workmanship of the saddle. I and my horse, a national trail horse champion from The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program for participation in Equine Trail Sports, are very happy with the saddle’s comfort for both of us.

- Karen

Flagstaff, AZ

“Riding in a Skyrider saddle is better than riding in a Cadillac!”

Lisa and Loren, I can not recommend your saddle highly enough!

Over the years I have purchased most brands of endurance saddles, from custom fit to an inexpensive Big Horn. Of all the saddles I bought for all my different horses over the years, your Skyrider Endurance saddle is the only saddle that has fit my horse. This summer I rode 5, 50 mile endurance rides in my Skyrider. At the last ride of the season, the Redneck Red ride (a fun, scenic ride), I asked the ride veterinarian to check for any back problems. He thoroughly examined Frisco’s back and did not find any sign of soreness after 50 miles.

In addition to being good for Frisco, the saddle fits me. Riding in a Skyrider saddle is better than riding in a Cadillac!

You were sweet to work with me and cheerfully made sure I had exactly the saddle that was right for me, unlike other saddle makers that once they had my money got cranky and did not stand behind their guarantees.

Thank you for being a pleasure to do business with and for making a quality, comfortable, beautiful saddle.

Pat P. on Frisco Bey riding endurance on their Skyrider saddle

- Pat P.

California, USA

“Why I bought a Skyrider Saddle — it FITS!!!”

I am 56 years old, 5ft 0 inches and 105 pounds. I ride a 16 hand, 1500 lb quarter horse. I have a tack room full of “custom made” saddles. None of which truly fit “me”. I have found that I consistently ride in saddles that pull my feet backwards, causing me to lean forward.

I had looked a Skyrider on line for months. I was patient and waited till the NFR in Las Vegas, hoping that Loren would bring a sample saddle for me to sit in. HE DID!!!

I fell in love once I sat in the saddle and went “ahhh”. FINALLY, a saddle that fits ME! I love the padded seat! Don’t let ANYONE talk you out of a padded seat.! I ride trail in the mountains and desert of Utah, in a wide variety of terrain. I love the extra strings, so I can pack all my “stuff” and take with me for a long day.

What I love BEST is the ease of saddling this giant horse, due to the weight of the saddle It makes it so easy. Effortless! It is SO nice to comfortably , without straining, lift this saddle onto my horse. SO wonderful!

I also have a 14 hand, FAT quarter horse and it fits him as well.

I had the “dream “ of one day having a custom made saddle by Skyhorse……but now…..I think I am so in love with this saddle, it meets all my needs,,,,,I’ll just stay in it forever…..As I get older the lightness of this saddle will allow me to just ride on without needing anyone to help me…..

I love the design….. simple, but the “lightning bolts “ give me energy!!

I have the bridle and breast collar to match and have added my personal conchos with my brand to the bridle….!

I love the design….. simple, but the “lightning bolts “ give me energy!!

I have the bridle and breast collar to match and have added my personal conchos with my brand to the bridle….!

- Glori

Utah, USA

“Thank you Skyhorse for upgrading my ride…”

Tried out my new Skyhorse today and it was amazing. So easy to get on the horse - no more lugging around my 50 lb saddle to the horse. My Skyhorse fit my gelding so much better than my old saddle - like a glove. And, the fit for me was perfect - so comfortable. I was worried because I have had the same saddle for 35 years and couldn’t imagine one being MORE comfortable but it was. I loved the padded seat and the classic seat ride. I also loved the padded stirrups. Thank you Skyhorse for upgrading my ride and making everything about the experience better.

- Daina

Idaho, USA

“I heartily recommend the Skyrider saddle, especially if you have a hard-to-fit horse.”

I am a petite Rocky Mountain mare with a huge heart. I do everything from riding in

the high Colorado mountains to doing equestrian drill team. I had 2 saddles, one for heavy duty riding and one for parades and drill team. The only saddle that ever fit me properly weighs 42 pounds and my 70-year-old owner couldn’t lift it any more. So she tried to get saddle pads and shims to get the lighter saddle to work on me to no avail. When she saw the Skyrider saddle on eBay she called and was immediately given the opportunity to take the saddle and ride it for a day! After 6 hours of riding in the high mountains my back was uniformly wet and both Mom and I were very comfortable. Now I have one saddle that meets all our needs. I heartily recommend the Skyrider saddle, especially if you have a hard-to-fit horse. Like me.

- Nancy


“The reins, bridle, breastplate, and latigo are all the best. ”

Loren and Lisa, this is a letter of sincere compliment on the quality of the saddle which I purchased from you. It is starting to break in and the feel is wonderful. The thickness and quality of all the leather attachments as well as the main body of the saddle are superb. I have had nothing but great comments from friends who know their tack. The reins, bridle, breastplate, and latigo are all the best. You are true crafstmen….Your courtesies and quality work will immensely elevate the pleasure I get from the use of your leather art. Thank you both so much.

- Anonymous


If for any reason you are not 100% SATISFIED with your new Skyrider, simply return it to us for a refund of your purchase price, less a $100 restocking fee.
Why does this work? Only three returns in seven years!
PROOF that our clients are HAPPY!

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