Testimonials

I bought a Missouri Fox Trotter mare, and my first ride on her in my old saddle (a very expensive big name saddle) she bucked me off because it didn’t fit her short curvy back.   Fast forward many saddles, trainers and months later, I found and built my dream saddle, a Steele Mountaineer, custom built to fit my horse and I.  The saddle stayed put and my horse was free moving and comfortable carrying me.  The seat was so comfortable and I love the endurance stirrups, my knees didn’t hurt after the ride.  Thank You!!

I bought a pad and saddle from you a few years back. First of all, they are
absolutely fantastic. It took a few tries to fit my Tennessee Walker but
the end result is perfect. I was resigned to having to deal with pads to
get any sort of a fit. Neither the trainer I work with nor any of my
friends thought is was even possible to fit Jake. Everyone was in awe that
you built a saddle with an absolutely perfect fit. Everyone, and especially
me, are impressed with the quality of the saddle and pad as well, and how
reasonably they were priced. Thank you so much – and Jake thanks you even
more. We are walking ambassadors for you, singing the praises to anyone who
will listen.

It was just this past weekend that I got to really try this saddle out on a camping trip, we rode about 15 miles for 5 hours on Saturday and 18 miles for 6 hours on Sunday. The saddle stayed put and did not slide forward or back when going up or down hills, I was able to walk when I dismounted both days, neither me or my horse had a sore back, or sore anything else.  I had the most enjoyable weekend that I’ve had in a long time. Of course good friends and good food helped too.

Thank you Eric, and everyone at Steele Saddles!

The saddle just arrived.  It is so beautiful.  It is even prettier than I imagined.  I love the distressed dark Kodiak brown.  It will be perfect with her coloring.  I havent’ had it on the horse yet, but wanted to let you know how thrilled I am.  Thanks for getting it here on time!!

I want to share with you how much I love my saddle that you made me over the summer. It’s made a difference in both my riding and my horse’s happiness!

Thanks so much again! – Kathryn P.

Steele Saddle will be your best choice. I have had 4 Rockies, and these fit them all. – Lee Ann P.

My wife and I both have Steele Saddles!! I used to own nothing but old school Billy cook style saddles for years until they started making my walker sore! I tried Steele and can’t believe how my horse didn’t get sore. And I ride a lot!! And I ride a lot of different horses from thinner type walkers to blocky style quarter horses and the saddle always fits!! I never thought I would like this style saddle, but I actually love it!! And dealing with Eric Hawkins Steele Saddle company is a pleasure great people – Kenny F.

I have a Steele Trail Boss Saddle, and I love it. It is comfortable, beautifully made, and the craftsmanship is plain to see. When I saddle my horse I can’t help feeling proud of it. I have had many questions about it. THANK YOU. – Deborah M.