HAT CREEK Leather Company
Wade Saddle for Buck Taylor -Actor
and Western Artist- presented by Kevin Berry to Buck's wife
Goldie Taylor, at the All American Quarter Horse Congress.
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Saddles are designed, hand tooled and built in our shop from the finest quality U.S. hides and materials. are not just ordinary saddles. Each one is handmade by a single craftsman. There is no machine cutting in our saddles. All horn caps and cantle bindings are stitched by hand. The seats of all our saddles are carefully worked up – all leather so that they are comfortable and fit to each customer. This work can not be duplicated by machines or inexperienced leather workers. You will never find a metal strainer plate in a Hat Creek custom saddle.
Our saddle skirts are cut full in both the
front and the back. Our tree bars
extend a proper distance beyond the back of the cantle, and the skirts do not
extend a mere one or two inches beyond the bars, but a full distance to maintain
proper proportion and to help prevent scalding a horse or soring him above the
All skirts are properly plugged to keep stiffness and weight of leather constant
and are lined with top grade, pure bark tanned, 1” wool skins.
All skirts are properly plugged to keep stiffness and weight of leather constant and are lined with top grade, pure bark tanned, 1” wool skins.
Our silver is custom hand-crafted by the finest silversmiths available to our designs and specifications. If you have always wanted your own unique design, give us a call.
Our saddle trees are the best available. We offer a lifetime guarantee on our fiberglass covered wood tree.
November 3, 2001 I purchased a Hat Creek Saddle from Kevin
Berry. The saddle was made on a wade tree with a fifteen inch seat.
I started using this saddle the following Monday on seven different horses in
our training barn. The horses ranged in size from thirteen two, to fifteen
two hands. The quarter horse bars and drop plate rigging made for a good
fit on each of the horses. The task of "breaking in" a new
saddle was nonexistent as it was as comfortable as the older saddles in our tack
room. I continued to use my new Hat Creek saddle the rest of the week,
liking it better each day. By the end of the first week I had a change to
acquire a second Hat Creek Wade. Which I did.
- Bill Rice, Horse Trainer-Clinician
WADE SADDLE Testimonial
I am enjoying my
custom-made saddle very much. It is
the most comfortable and quality made saddle I have ever had the pleasure to sit
in and it fits all of my horses perfectly. Kevin,
you use your creativity to make a beautiful product, one that I get compliments
on every time I ride! I am looking forward to using my saddle for many years to
come, and I am confident that it will remain just as beautiful and sturdy on the
last day I ride as it was the first day I rode in it.
Once again, thank you so much for your work.
I really do get compliments on my saddle every day out on the racetrack.
Larry showed me the pictures you texted over to him the other day.
I absolutely LOVE my saddle! I have had several “well known” brand name saddles over the years and thought they were very comfortable. That is, until I rode in the saddle that you made for me. It is the most comfortable saddle EVER! It is made with high quality materials and excellent workmanship. It fits my horse and I like a leather glove, and to top all that, it’s light weight (like I wanted) and it’s gorgeous.
Saddle, wood post horn with
rounded skirts, 4" cantle, light oil
finish with basket stamp tooling. Extra long strings. All brass hardware with
heavy duty in-skirt rigging, deep roper
stirrups, rawhide horn rim, rawhide cantle binding and rawhide gullet rim.
Saddle, rawhide horn and cantle binding, flat plate rigging, mule hide horn
wrap, rope strap, barbwire tooling, hand made brass bound stirrups.
out Wade saddle, dropped flat plate rigging, rawhide horn rim, rawhide
gullet bead, mule hide horn wrap, branded initials, rope strap, knight latch,
hobble ring, metal bound hardwood stirrups with scalloped cap.
Custom Wade Saddle, dropped flat plate rigging, mule
hide horn wrap, hobble ring, personalized capped stirrups, full tooled and
personalized flank, geometric stamping with Carlos border.
Creek Reining Saddle, Chuck Shepherd, bull hide tree, dropped I skirt
harness rigging, polished bronze diggings, padded seat, long strings, old style
barbwire tooling and leather bound tooled stirrups.
Imperial Reiner - complete custom hand tooled combination floral, and tri-weave basket stamp. Sterling silver trim with gold overlay brand. Horse hair tassels and rope roll. Bull hide covered, narrow seat, Chuck Shephard reiner. Natural light oil finish. $7700.00
Star Pleasure/Reiner, Vancore, 3 1/2"
cantle. Star pattern in antique tan finish. Glove tanned seat with stainless
steel hardware, rawhide covered
Young ranch roper, full fiberglass reinforced with bull hide cover, dally
post horn, 3/4 seat, harness rigged, geometric stamping with Carlos border.
Cutter. Modified Buster Welch tree, Texas dally horn. Fiberglass reinforced,
bull hide covered tree. Small basket stamp and barbwire tooling. Dark oil
finish, 3/4 seat, natural rawhide horn rim and cantle binding.
Saddle: Full basket tooled with deluxe Carlos
serpenteen border. Custom Gist conchos and horn cap, 19" tapaderos with
initials and tooled bucking horse. Brand on fenders. Tooled staple pouch. Hobble
ring. Bedroll straps. $4095.00
Star Complete Custom Hand Tooled Star Pattern with matching star conchos. 2 1/2" skirt concho has gold overlay star. All conchos and horn cap are sterling silver. Bull hide covered Bob Crosby Roper with all stainless hardware and flat plate rigging. Antique tan finish. $6900.00
The Billings, high back 6" shoveled and beveled cantle. Rich
mahogany finish with full floral tooling. Over size skirts with stainless steel
hardware. Extra long saddle strings and exterior stirrup leathers. Billings tree with dally roping horn.
Bull Dogger, 2 3/4 cantle, basket weave and geometric pattern #10. Bull hide covered tree. Light oil finish, 3" deep roper stirrups. Stainless steel hardware with bronze riggings. $3600.00
Heavy Roper, Olin Young, 3 1/2" cantle. Tree is fiberglass reinforced with full double wrapped bull hide combination floral and basket weave tooling pattern #15, light oil finish. 3" deep roper stirrups. Stainless hardware with bronze riggings. $3900.00
Questions? Need a Catalogue? Contact
Kevin Berry / Hat Creek Leather Co. Saddle Shop,
456 South Flynn Road Saint David, AZ 85630 Phone: 513-560-4211