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About Fort Worth Saddle Co




Fort Worth Saddle Co. is our in-house brand of handmade Western saddles. Our saddles rival the quality of the big brands, but you’ll pay a fraction of the cost. And they're handmade right here in Texas.


The heavy-duty rawhide over wood (or fiberglass over wood on some barrel saddles) in every Fort Worth Saddle Co. saddle is built in the USA and guaranteed for the life of the original owner.

If the tree breaks, we’ll get you a new one. No fuss, no questions, no charge. (Limit: 1 time.)

We’re proud of our saddles, and we know you’ll be proud to own one and show it off. If you purchase a brand new Ft Worth Saddle Company saddle from Horseman’s Supply, we’ll engrave your initials or brand on one fender or keeper at no additional charge if so requested.

Interested? Check out our styles below to see which saddle is right for you.


THE JACKSON: The Jackson is our signature barrel saddle. This saddle is built on our proprietary "hog bars" tree designed by our General Manager, Beverly Jackson. Horses are better fed and exercised today, and the saddles of days past just don't fit them as well. The Jackson tree is built to accommodate today's more robust horse.  
Some Jackson trees are rawhide over wood, and recently some are fiberglass over wood (still strong, cuts off a few lbs). The saddle is constructed of Hermann Oak leather, has 6 sets of strings, and slotted conchos. Most have a pencil roll cantle, all have front drop rigging. The hand tooling on the Jackson is exquisite. Each saddle is pretty much a work of art.

Jackson Barrel saddles tend to run within a few hundred of $1500. 


THE CONTENDER: The Contender is the affordable workhorse of our barrel line. It is built on the same proprietary made-in-USA hog-bars tree as the Jackson. 

Unlike the Jackson's, which tend to be pretty much unique, the Contenders aside from color tend to look much like another Contender in our shop. The cantle is always Cheyenne roll. The seats, jockeys and fenders are usually roughout, with the pommel and skirts hand tooled. It does not have saddle strings. There's a cutaway portion below the leg to provide close contact. It has a comfortable deep pocket and a cutter horn. Despite somewhat similar appearances, each is hand built. 

The only functional difference in construction between the Jackson and Contender is the Contender doesn't have the drop rigging in front. It's both handsome and sturdy. You could give it to someone and they could hand it down to grandkids decades later.

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THE FORT WORTH COMPETITOR: This classic barrel saddle features a higher swell and a taller horn so you can really get up over your horse. This is NOT on our proprietary tree, it's on a more typical barrel tree. The Competitor has a single skirt in a variety of styles to keep this saddle lightweight for speed events. Barrel fenders are close contact. The deep pocket seat offers both security and comfort.

Price-wise the Fort Worth Competitor runs the full range of pricing from the initial price of the Contender to the top price range of a Jackson. Just depends on the finish and trim. This is a hand-built saddle made in Texas on a tree made in USA. Like the saddles above, the tree carries the Fort Worth Saddle Co limited lifetime warranty... the best warranty you'll find offered.

This is a legacy saddle you could hand down for generations. 



ARENA PRO SERIES: Our roper is rugged and sturdy, ideal for team roping, and is built for versatility in the arena. This saddle will hold strong under stress. Our heavy-duty roper stirrups allow you to get your feet in front of you for a secure seat in the saddle. Double rigging keeps the saddle in place and prevents any tipping.


PRO CALF ROPER: The calf roper has a lower cantle and sits lower back on the horse than our arena pro roper, so the saddle won’t get in your way when you go to dismount and tie a calf.



THE FORT WORTH RANCHER: This classic ranch saddle is stylish yet simple. The perfect companion for the rancher or working cowboy.


THE FORT WORTH WADE: Rugged and stylish, this saddle is ideal for working cowboys. This saddle has an A-fork frame with no swells. Bucking rolls are available for extra security. Features include a rope strap across the front, a hobble ring in the back, and pre-turned and wrapped stirrups for comfort. Available in pencil roll or cheyenne roll. This saddle is designed wide to fit down on your horse so that when roping big stock, it stays put and won’t tip forward.


THE BIG HORN RANCHER: This ranch saddle is perfect for the everyday working cowboy. The big mule tape wrapped horn provides a secure grip for your rope while still maintaining enough mobility to for you to give slack to your horse or your calf. This saddle has swells to keep you secure in the seat.


THE FORT WORTH STRIP DOWN: This no-fuss ranch saddle is simply designed and makes a great everyday working saddle. The single round skirt keeps the saddle lightweight for cowboys who need to saddle lots of colts or working horses all day long.



THE RANCH CUTTER: A superb working saddle, our ranch cutter can be used in the pen to sort while also being strong enough to rope calves. This saddle has a strong tree, and the horn is designed so that you can dally off if you need to rope calves.


THE PRO GRADE CUTTER: Our competition-ready cutter is beautifully designed so you’ll look and perform at your best. It has a smaller horn that’s designed for your hand. Stirrups are hung forward so you’ll be secure while working the pen. The long, flatter seat permits maximum contact with your horse so that you can sit the stop.



THE PRO REINER: Our reining saddle is designed for maximum contact with your horse for clear communication of cues. It features a long, low seat that is cushioned for comfort during slides. Lightweight fenders are mounted for maximum contact with the horse’s sides. The lower horn stays out of the way of your reining hand.


THE MOUNTED SHOOTER: A competition saddle specially built for competing in Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association events, which means fast starts, quick turns, and abrupt stops. The saddle needs to be responsive to cues, keep a rider secure, and the horn needs to be out of the way for gun changes. 



Trophy saddles come standard with fenders laser engraved. Our in-house graphic designer will work with you to make sure that your riding club or organization logo looks amazing on your award saddles. Trophy saddles start at $795.00. You won't find an award saddle this professional for this low price anywhere else—and don't forget, our saddles are made in the USA.

Jockeys and skirts may be engraved for an additional cost. Any saddle can be made into a trophy. We can also add engraving to the fenders of a saddle you already own. For more information on trophy saddles or other custom tack, check out our trophy and custom page.




Fort Worth Saddle Co. saddles aren't imports. The craftsmanship compares favorably with much more expensive saddles sold elsewhere. Our saddles are 100% handmade right here in Texas—guaranteed.

For quality saddles at competitive prices, shop Fort Worth Saddle Co.—only at Horseman's Supply.