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

I have the most comfortable saddle ever!

For 8 years I struggled with finding a saddle that fit my barrel of a haflinger/Belgian boy..several saddles, several slides and falls later I took the try before you buy trial and now have the best fit with zero slip…fits my boy, his back is protected and I have the most comfortable saddle ever!!! – Caryn, (Manteo, NC)


It feels insanely secure and looks like a piece of art!

I was researching saddles and I came across Steele Custom Saddle and their 2-week trial. I didn’t see any other custom saddle maker offering this, so I decided to give it a try. I was hooked immediately and I made every person at my barn sit in the saddle and they were all shocked at how comfortable and secure it was. I placed my order for a Trail Boss and waited patiently (maybe not that patiently) and just received my saddle yesterday. It’s gorgeous! When I purchased the saddle I only had one horse and I ordered it specifically for her. I now have two horses and it fits them both nicely. I sent in my knife and sheath that I had made for my old saddle and they were able to attach it to the back billet. It looks amazing and I couldn’t be happier. It is certainly frustrating to wait so long for something you’re really excited about, but it’s absolutely worth the wait. The seat feels insanely secure and it looks like a piece of art. I would highly recommend Steele Saddle! – Christina B.

I am so impressed by the craftsmanship!

I have ridden my new Steele Saddle for about 3 weeks now. I am so impressed with the craftsmanship and the comfort of this saddle. The reason I purchased a Steele was that my horse developed a sore back from the saddle and pad I was using. So far she seems to love the saddle as much as I do. Thank you Eric and Fred for working with me. – Linda K. from Columbia, TN

I really tested this saddle and I’m convinced it’s the best!

Horse wearing a saddle in a barn

So y’all!! If I wasn’t convinced about the Steele saddle before my ride yesterday (I was!), my horse definitely convinced me!! Here’s what happened: Talk about testing this saddle…!!! Thanks to my Rio, I couldn’t have planned this one if I tried!! My husband was out in the lower pasture on the tractor mowing, and Rio and I were riding toward him. Apparently, the tractor got a little too close for Rio’s comfort, And he shied – I mean like violently spun away from the tractor – let me TELL YA – I didn’t MOVE in this saddle!!! I was totally secure!! Then he did it AGAIN, and I still didn’t move – I lost my left stirrup, and still didn’t move!! I was cracking up – my husband probably thinks I’m crazy (course he thought that before this happened LOL) Then, of course, I started thinking about a few other times in the past couple of years that I’ve fallen off – hmmm if I’d have had the Steele saddle, I wouldn’t have fallen off LOL! BUT I can’t change the past! SO yeah – this new custom saddle is DEFINITELY SOLD!! I ordered it yesterday!! Its gonna take 14-16 weeks for them to build it, they are behind because of Covid, which led to supply chain issues… and THEN their area is in the part of Tennessee that had the horrible flash floods a few months ago, and they are still recovering from that! This saddle is SO worth the wait for me! And it’s going to be beautiful!!! Yesterday I returned the demo saddle that you see on Rio, and got to choose my saddle colors and other options, and met some of the great folks, and saw some of the processes of how saddles are made. It was fascinating!! . They also obviously ship both the demo saddle and their custom saddles to people who are further away – they even ship to Israel!! – Denise K.