We rode in MO for 2 weeks in June with Best of America by Horseback. Vern got so many compliments on his new saddle. He didn’t get to ride for the past 7 weeks because he had to have surgery for a torn, detached retina and he rode Thursday. I hope to get my saddle back soon. I have loaned it to Jim H. until he gets his. He rode in my saddle and had no pain whatsoever in his knees. I have loaned him mine so he will be pain-free until his arrives. I still love my 20-year-old Steele Saddle that I have had fourteen years. One day we still hope to make a road trip to meet you and your beautiful wife and kids. God bless!
Steele Saddles are the ultimate tack for gaited horses! We are thrilled with the new Steele saddle and saddle pad for our therapy horse, Cooper, that was funded by a generous anonymous donor. The saddle and saddle pad fit Cooper perfectly and are a very comfortable ride for our participants of all ages. The quality and craftsmanship of your products are appreciated beyond measure.
-The Team at Dream Catchers at the Cori Sikich Therapeutic Riding Center
I am a 60-year-old horsewoman. Currently, I don’t have my own horse, but I am a Co- rider for horse owners that don’t have enough time to exercise their horses. Because of this arrangement, I get to sit in many different brands of saddles, but I always need to change the stirrup length and some saddles can be very heavy. Recently I saw the “try before you buy” advertisement from Steele Israel. That gave me the idea to buy my own gear. Gabriella gave me a demo saddle for a week, and now I never want to ride in any other saddle again. I am really happy that you have a dealer in Israel, that supplies “tester” saddles, without that service I would never have discovered your saddle. It’s a great idea! Gabriella made me feel like a VIP, which made the whole process fun.
I received my beautiful black saddle with heart conchos Tuesday night. I had such a great day riding my horse in it yesterday!! Best day I have had on my horse since I got her! She was so relaxed!! When I sat in the saddle I said “Oh ya!!” OUT LOUD! Hahaha! Thank you so much!!!
I have been riding horses for years. I rode with any saddle I could borrow. In 2000 I purchased a Tucker saddle. It was nice but I didn’t really know the difference in Saddles. In 2008 my friend wanted me to ride his classic Steele Saddle. It was so comfortable that I bought the saddle from him. I have had this saddle for 13 years. (It is at least 20 years old and never been worked on.) It’s still comfortable like brand new.
I have tried many saddles, but this one is the last saddle I will ever need, no matter what breed or size of horse I might ride. My daughter and I both have Steele Mountaineer saddles, and we have had our saddles on all ten of our horses. They fit them all! It is unbelievable! My family owns five Icelandic horses, two Rocky Mountain horses, one 16-hand Friesian/Morgan cross, one Morgan, and one Arabian. My 25-year-old Rocky Mountain horse’s back had dropped from many years of saddles that had been “fitted” to his back, but forced him to lower his back instead of rounding it. I don’t know how many brands of saddles I bought—I tried Western, English, treeless—they were all awful. He lost muscle on his back, looked old and sway-backed, and was in pain during a ride. One brand helped his back, but hurt me. Now, after 4 years using only my Steele saddle, Sam looks young again and enjoys his rides. His back has come up and muscled out. And, I am finally having a comfortable ride, and feel secure, too. These saddles seem to fit every type of horse, from narrow to wide! It’s such a relief to not have to worry about the gullet being wide or narrow, or whether the saddle will pinch, or be too wide! My daughter is ordering a Steele saddle for her 5-year-old son. Thank you, Steele Saddles! – Sharon M.