Incredibly comfortable!

This is my 2nd Trail Boss as I wanted to try the ‘Hybrid’ style. It’s incredibly comfortable; some days I don’t want to stop riding it’s so comfy! Can’t wait to hit the trails big time next spring, but for the winter I’ll have to be content with arena riding, should be broke in good by then. 

– Deb O’Brian from Cranbrook, BC, Canada


Steele Mountaineers Aren’t Just For Trail Riding!

Steele Mountaineers aren’t just for trail riding! Spirit of Gravedigger can rack freely and comfortably in her show saddle: a black, blingy Steele Mountaineer! This four-year-old Spotted Saddle Horse/Speed Racking Horse won her 2nd state championship last weekend at the Florida Walking and Racking Horse Association State Championship Show in Ocala, Florida. Spirit was born, raised, and trained at Spotted Dance Ranch in Brooksville, Florida. Her co-owner, Kym Rouse Holzwart, rode Spirit in both state championship wins (2021 Novice Gaited Horse State Champion and 2022 Barefoot Gaited Horse State Champion) in one of the many Steele Mountaineers that she owns.

As awesome today as it was 15 years ago!

In 2007, I bought my first horse, a Morgan gelding. I bought a custom Tennesse Plantation-style saddle at the same time. 15 years later, both Shadow and I are semi-retired. In 15 years, and hundreds, if not thousands of trail rides through mountains, deserts, and redwoods – never a sore back, never a saddle sore, as awesome today as it was 15 years ago. And still incredibly comfortable. Thank you for having such pride in your work.

– Mary F. from Hot Springs Village



I received my new Platinum Steel Saddle and took it on a 10-day riding/camping trip. The saddle lived up to its reputation. After 8 days and about 180 miles of different terrain, my horse did not have any rub marks or sores. The saddle was my first without a horn and never missed it. Safe, secure, and comfortable. So, well worth the wait. Thank you all at Steele!
– John H. from Chatham, MA


We are loving our new Steele Mountaineer!

We are a month into training for our first endurance ride season in Florida, and my Spotted Saddle Horse mare, Spicey Gravedancer, is loving her new Steele Mountaineer! I am not surprised, since I have competed in endurance and competitive trail rides with her mother, Ginger Twist, riding her Steele Mountaineer for 8 seasons and almost 700 competition miles!! 

Kym Rouse Holzwart, Spotted Dance Ranch, Brooksville, Florida

Completely lived up to my high expectations!

My Steele Outlaw saddle has completely lived up to my high expectations! I invested in a Steele because I wanted a saddle that fit me and my horse, is lightweight, comfortable, and really secure. Recently I got to test out the security factor. I was out riding with a friend who had just been chatting with me about the possibility of getting a Steele for herself. Suddenly my gelding began to stomp, and then he humped up and began bucking. My friend yelled that we were in a ground bee nest. While Spiderman crow hopped, I stuck to that Steele like a buckaroo! Was able to do an emergency dismount and lead him out of the swarm. I am so grateful to have walked away from that rodeo with no injury, especially since at 62 things heal more slowly. I think Steele will be getting an order soon from my riding buddy who was very impressed with how my Outlaw allowed me to keep my seat. It\’s also the most beautiful saddle I have ever owned. Special features I love are the Ranger conchos, rawhide pencil roll cantle, and tapadero stirrups. Thanks so much for the saddle I will probably ride for the rest of my life. – Mel Wensel, Port Orchard, WA