Talk about excited! After going through several saddles and not finding the right fit for Cole we finally have a saddle that works great for him and me! I was lucky enough this summer to be able to ride for weeks in a demo saddle and work with Eric, Fred, and Ashley to make sure this was the right fit for Cole and I! Unfortunately, we had our own setbacks with him having EPM but the Steele Saddles team worked with us through our difficult time. I love this saddle for the deep seat and comfort it has when riding in it. The saddle is so easy on my aching knees as well. After riding in the demo for weeks I hated to go back to anything else. I know we will have many years with this saddle with the quality put into it! Will always be thankful for all the help Steele Saddles gave me through the demo and up till I received my new saddle! Thanks, everyone!
In 2007, I bought my first horse, a Morgan gelding. I bought a custom Tennessee Plantation style saddle at the same time. 15 years latter, 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.
Cheryl Trailrider Steele Saddles custom make saddles to fit you and your horse. Grippy seat=suede…they will do that. Their saddles have a very comfortable deep seat. They will put English or western rigging on any saddle as well as English or western style stirrups. Horn or no horn. Round or square skirting. Possibilities are endless. After six decades of riding, imo, these saddles are the best. I’ve ridden English, western and bareback. They have a no-risk demo program. Great guys to work with. They are on FB. Eric Hawkins Steele Saddle
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.
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!!