Horse Saddle Shop was privileged recently to welcome Dan and Elise Crates from the Crates Leather Company in Chattanooga, TN. We enjoyed several hours of good ole shootin the breeze and covered topics from family to the history of saddles. It’s great to listen to Dan talk about his to commitment to quality because we consistently see it backed up in the products he puts out. Mr. Crates knows there are a lot of ways you can cut cost on a saddle, but he repeatedly emphasized that a few bucks of savings isn’t worth the price of lower quality. We were also privileged to see a prototype of a new Crates saddle soon to be unveiled and honored to give our input. That’s all we can say for now, but stay tuned because we’re excited about this upcoming event. Above are a couple pictures of Dan (left) and Dale (right) looking over the extensive inventory at Horse Saddle Shop and reviewing a Crates saddle. What a wealth of knowledge is represented in these pictures!