Draft Horse Western Trail Saddles
For ALL Draft Breeds
Friesian saddles on bottom of page
Are you looking for a western trail saddle to fit your draft horse, draft cross, Halflinger, Fjord, or Friesian horse? Or do you have a Morgan, Quarter Horse, Tennessee Walker, mustang or other breed that is extra wide and no "regular horse saddle" seems to fit?
Built to fit your wide built horse comfortably, these draft and Friesian saddles are nice looking and comfortable for you as well. Plus, they are very affordable!
We can build draft saddles for bigger riders in 18", 19, 20", 21" and the Draft Roper Saddle (only that model) comes in a 22" as well. E'mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org for oversized seat pricing.
We can also build all the tack you need to match your draft saddle: draft-sized breast collar, rear cinch, headstall, crupper, breeching, etc.
Ready to order your draft or Friesian saddle? These are custom built saddles. So when you place your order, then we will build the saddle to your specifications. Saddle builds take approx 1-3 weeks, depending on the time of year, the options you choose and how busy our saddle maker is. We will let you know when you place your order approximately how long the build will take.
Any Option May add to the weight!
These saddles are built on a wood tree that is specifically designed to comfortably fit your draft or wide horse. Draft trees come with bars that are built flatter to fit the draft horse's wider back comfortably.
Ensure you get the right fit for your horse...we can send you the tree to try on your horse before we build the saddle, so you make sure you get the best possible fit. See our Saddle Fitting program here.
Dispelling a myth: We have had customers tell us that their draft needs a 9", 10", 11" gullet or bigger. However, the measurement they are referring to is NOT the gullet width. The largest the gullet can be is 8"...any larger than that and the tree would collapse in on itself. Simple physics! The measurement they may be referring to is the distance between the inside of the bars. The way our draft tree is designed with flatter, wider bars, we successfully fit all draft horses with either a 7", 7.5" or 8" gullet.
We also have the ability to fit the Friesian horses with our specially designed Friesian tree. This Friesian tree design only works with the Friesian saddle styles.
I got my saddle today, we took it out and tried it on. I just can not tell you the difference in my horse. If he was not the only Friesian on the farm I would have thought I had the wrong horse. He was so good. No attitude, he stayed in his trot until I asked him to walk. I have never been able to do that, he would give me 3-5 strides, then back to his walk. I am so thrilled. I did not have a lot of time tonight, so I will go back and ride tomorrow, but for the short time I was able to ride, I just wanted to let you know how much Thunder and I love the new saddle. Plus with it being so light, I did not have any trouble getting it up on him. I have a friend that has been waiting for me to get mine, she said she was ordering hers tomorrow, I hope she does. Thank you so much, I am so happy with my new saddle and all your help as you stepped me through the process, I had no idea what I was doing. By the way, I love the oak leaf tooling!! The whole thing, it is just BEAUTIFUL!!!
Thank you again,
Here are some pictures of Rohan sporting his new saddle. Sorry it took so long but I have been spending too much time riding in it. This thing fits him like a glove. No more saddle roll. When I cinch him up he doesn't bat an eye anymore. Also, as you predicted it fits my Clydesdale/ Standardbred cross as well. Thanks so much for your help.
" i LOVE the saddle!!!!! it fits homer perfect! i am so glad i chose to have you guys make it for us! homer is comfortable and so am i! it is just wonderful!! i could not ask for a better fit for him or for me!!! i am still telling everyone they need to order a saddle and stop buying pre-made off the rack, poor fitting, poor quality merchandise! they all see the wonderful workmanship and agree they need to reconsider their previous saddle purchases!"
candace (a VERY, VERY satisfied customer!)
"The saddle, breast collar and back cinch are so incredibly beautiful I just can't begin to tell you. The pad works great too. I will take a picture of Pete all tacked up so you can see what he looks like under saddle. I have purchased many saddles in the past and not one of them could compare with this saddle. I wish, now,that I had gotten my Arabian's saddle from you! Thank you for all your hard and beautiful work. We will be recommending you to everyone we meet who needs a saddle. And, if God is willing, I will eventually order a saddle from you as well. God bless you! " Judy & Robert
"The saddle is here and it looks just great. Thanks so much for all your help and great support. Will send some
pictures of Dodger with his new saddle... " Regards, Peter and Nancy
"Just wanted to let you know I went on a 4 hour wonderful trail ride Sunday and the saddle was very comfortable. I went out with a group of 9 other women and I had lots of complements on the saddle." Jacki (Friesian horse)
"I have told several people about your web site and how helpful you were to me. Thanks... I love my draft saddle"--Polly
"This is to inform you the draft horse saddle I purchased from you is great. Very comfortable for the rider and the horse. I'm not the only one who thinks so. My 4 kids also ride and have mentioned it to me . The stirrups and seat fit well and all of us are built differently. We have 6 other saddles and that one is a hit. Please pass it on to your saddle maker. Thank You again" ED
"Just wanted to let you know that the draft horse saddle I purchased from you is great. I just came back from my first "in the mountains" trail ride with my half draft, Pete. I was comfortable and I believe he was too! Thanks for your help" Linda
Ready to order your draft or Friesian saddle? These are custom built saddles. So when you place your order, then we will build the saddle to your specifications. Saddle builds take approx 3-8 weeks, depending on the time of year, the options you choose and how busy our saddle maker is. We will let you know when you place your order approximately how long the build will take.