D. R. Schrader Custom Saddles

Post Office Box 70

Darby , MT 59829

406-360-5208

schrader@blackfoot.net


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I will not be taking orders for custom saddles at this time.

 Check the In-Stock Horse and Mule Saddles page for available in stock and used saddles.

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Old Style Saddles

Your D. R. Schrader custom saddle can be built to authentic styles, from 1850s to 1920s.  Included here are specialty saddles, such as Mountain Man, 1870s Drover, even authentic Pony Express saddles.  Matching period accessories are available.

Any old style saddle can be built on mule or horse bar trees.  Base price for Old Style saddles is $2500.00.  See the Price List page for option prices.

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1.  1890s loop seat, high cantle.  Light oil finish with border stamp.  To see more and bigger pictures of this saddle, click here

1a.  1890s loop seat, high cantle.  Antique finish with border stamp.  All brass hardware and brass bound bell stirrups.  To see more and bigger pictures of this saddle, click here

1880s_floral_onside_w_access_2.jpg (119199 bytes) 1b.  1880s Stock Saddle.  Hand carved and tooled border.  Hand engraved brass conchos and buckles. To see more and bigger pictures of this saddle, click here
1c.  1870s Sam Stagg Rigged Drover.  To see more and bigger pictures of this saddle, click here. 
1890sNWAFork_onside_all_access.jpg (94107 bytes) 2.  1890s Northwest style A-fork.  Custom period saddle with oak tooling and matching accessories.  Hand engraved brass conchos and buckles. To see more and bigger pictures of this saddle, click here
2a.  Montana.  18" seat, 6" high cantle, antique finish. To see more and bigger pictures of this saddle, click here
Border tool 1880s Stock onside 1.jpg (43267 bytes) 3.  1890s Stock Saddle.  Hand tooled.  Loop seat with old style Cheyenne roll cantle.    To see more and larger pictures of this saddle, click here.
Old Montana onside r.jpg (129449 bytes) 4.  Old Montana Saddle.  Loop seat.  4” dally horn.  5 ½” high cantle.  All brass hardware.  7/8s double rigged.  Built on wide quarterhorse bars.  Full basket stamped.  Antique finish.  To see more and bigger pictures of this saddle, click here.
4a.  Old Montana Saddle.  Border stamp. Medium oil finish.  To see more and bigger pictures of this saddle, click here.
5. 1890s A Fork Working Stock saddle.  Built on modern quarterhorse bars with a 63/4" wide gullet. Click here to see bigger and more pictures of this saddle.
Assoc Full Basket onside.jpg (30551 bytes) 6. Association Style Saddle with Full Basket Stamp. Old style square skirts. Association 14" swell. Loop seat with old style stirrup leathers and fenders.  All stainless and silver hardware.  Full basket stamp.  To see more and bigger pictures of this saddle, click here.
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7.  Old Style A-fork with dark finish.  Late 1800s – early 1900s period A-fork loop seat.  Antiqued dark finish, all brass hardware.  Built on Quarter horse bars. Accessories built:  Old Time headstall, breast collar, small rear saddle pockets.   To see more and bigger pictures of this saddle, click here.

 

Covington offside.jpg (94280 bytes) 8.  1880s Style saddle.  Built on a mule bar tree. To see more and larger pictures of this saddle, click here.
9.  1890s Stock Saddle.  Loop seat.  Antique finish.  Shown with brass oxbows - other stirrup options available. To see more and bigger pictures, click here .
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10.  Northwest Montana Saddle.  This saddle was copied from an original made here in Montana, owned by Elmer MacGregor.  The saddle is ¾ rigged with no rear cincha.  It is tooled in an old style double basket stamp pattern with meander style border.  It is finished in a dark brown amber antique color, and has all brass hardware.  The saddle features fitted built-on saddlebags; loop seat and old style stirrup leathers.  The saddle looks like a 1910 era saddle but has modern bars on the hand-made rawhide covered tree, as well as other up-to-date features such as the Blevins buckles for stirrup adjustment.  Matching Old Style headstall and breast collar were also built to match this saddle.  To see more and bigger pictures of this saddle, click here.

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11.  Slick Fork Loop Seat Saddle.  1890s Visalia style.  Full basket stamp with a meander style border.  Brass hardware.  Medium oil finish. This saddle has a loop seat, old style stirrup leathers, 5” high cantle with a 1 ½” dish for comfort.  It has an authentic old time look but has a modern bar tree with a flat-plate rigging and Blevin’s buckles on the stirrup leathers.  To see more and bigger pictures of this saddle, click here.

1880 H Tooled onside 1.jpg (53248 bytes) 12.  1880s Stock Saddle.  Hand tooled border.  Half seat with old style Cheyenne roll cantle. To see more and larger pictures of this saddle, click here.
13. 1870s Stock Saddle.  Sam Stagg rigged.  Half seat.  Double line hand cut border.  Antique finish. To see more and larger pictures of this saddle, click here.
7a.  Late 1860s to 1870s skeleton rigged stock saddle.  (Built on mule bars). Skeleton rigged style with some rawhide exposed. To see more and bigger pictures of this saddle, click here.
15.  Custom Skeleton rigged Stock saddle.  Early skeleton rigged style saddle custom built for a customer in Sweden. Hope style stirrup slots in the bars.  Note the piece of leather leaning against the cantle.  The customer sent this to indicate the color he wanted his saddle.  More and bigger pictures of this saddle will be added later.
DarkOldMT_onside_1.jpg (81567 bytes) 16.  1890s Style swell fork loop seat heavy stock saddle.  This saddle is a combination of the #326 incorporated into the #14P heavy stock saddles from J. H. Willson Saddlery Co., est 1877, Denver, CO.  This saddle is built on modern quarterhorse bars with a very unique basket stamp pattern with meander border and antique finish.  To see more and bigger pictures of this saddle, click here.
17_Chaps_complete_1.jpg (30998 bytes) 17. Copy of 1870s Old Style Shotgun chaps.  To see more and bigger pictures click here .
  Click HERE to see some examples of Old Style style saddles built over the years.   (Sorry, multiple high-resolution photos are not available for these saddles).

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