​W hy have a custom saddle built by Bear Creek?  ....................

The reasons are simple, our saddles are built with the individual rider in mind, both in fit and personality. Every element of the
saddle is custom fit to ensure a comfortable ride for the horse and rider alike. Not only are they built for comfort on the trail and in the show arena, they are built to stand up to the rigors of the toughest ranch work.
Unlike production saddles, each of our custom saddles are built to your specifications. We rely on direct communication with you
the customer to ensure your complete satisfaction. Every Bear Creek Saddle is tailored to each individuale client's unique personality and style. Together we can design and build your one of a kind dream saddle that will fit your wants and needs, a saddle that with proper care will last a life time. Check out our Design Options page , it will offer you suggestions and help you in making decisions on what your beautiful completed one of a kind custom saddle looks like. 

Your horse can quickly experience discomfort and even pain if his saddle does not fit properly. While most horses can wear a standard-sized saddle, horses with specific conformational issues are often quite tricky when it comes to saddle fitting. Our saddle trees are made by the Steele Saddle Tree Company. The Steele family have been building saddle trees in America for over 150 years. That's a long time to be in business and it speaks volumes about the quality of their saddle trees. You don't stay in business that long unless you have a quality product. Every Steele Tree comes with a five year warranty. One little known fact about saddle trees is that there aren’t any industry standards for saddle tree measurements and terminology. Different tree makers measure trees differently and even call the same trees by different names. It’s very important that you keep this in mind when shopping for a saddle, especially as it relates to the label assigned to the bars of a saddle. There are some general categories for bar types based on gullet width, but there is little agreement as to the widths and the names of the categories. It can be very frustrating. You’ll even see names flip-flopped among the categories making for a tremendous amount of confusion when you’re saddle shopping. For more information on how we can Custom Fit your hard to fit horse using the Steele Saddle Tree Company's  Fit To Be Seen (FTBS), the Equi-Fit saddle tree fit identification and demonstration system, Click Here .

​Most saddle builders are not horseman, very few have ridden  much and many have never ridden at all. We are riders and we know what
an avid rider looks for in a saddle. the main thing being comfort. With that in mind we have developed a seat that is second to
none when it comes to comfort.  A Bear Creek Saddle's Dual Density Memory Foam is like sitting on a soft leather sofa. Many of our clients have told us that they will never ride in another saddle again. We have added extra dees to our Bear Creek Trail Saddle. They are stratigically placed where they are the most useful and handy for tying on extras such as your saddle bags, your raincoat, your lariat or even your machete or rifle scabbard. Paying attention to the little details like these that are often over looked by your average saddle builder are why we have sold saddle all over the country and continue to have repeat customers, infact we have outfitted entire families with Bear Creek saddles with no two saddles being alike. Visit our  Testimonials Page  and check out what a few of our actual happy satisfied clients have to say about their Bear Creek Saddles

Our Custom Saddles are crafted out of the finist leathers from Wickett & Craig, superior leather since 1867.
We use only the best stainless hardware, and we have a wide selection of western silver and rhinestone conchos in many designs for you to choose from. If you are looking for the ultimate comfort while you ride those long trails, you need to check our saddles out.  
Build time is approximately 6 to 8 weeks. Special tree orders may add additional build time due to tree construction time.

The finest materials, hardware and uncompromising dedication to detail and quality are put into each saddle we create. Best of
all, our saddles are built in the USA.

Please keep in mind that the saddles presented are just a sampling of the possibilities and offer suggestions for your finished product. You can design and customize your one of a kind saddle or place a standard order as pictured. The options are limitless, so please contact for pricing info.

We always have a few used Western and English saddles and tack for sale so be sure to check out our    Used Saddles page .

A good saddle is not determined by style or brand but by construction, condition and proper fit. A horse will indeed cut more efficiently, lope more consistintently, travel farther and remain sound longer when his saddle accommodates his construction and allows his back to function correctly​​