Saturday, March 27, 2010


Stan, Charlie, and Sharon in front of “The Turtle”

It's always a priviledge to get together with people who make the saddles that we sell. Chuck and Charlie from recently enjoyed a lunch with Stan & Sharon Headrick from Fabtron as they stopped by on their recent whirlwind tour through the midwest. It’s a great opportunity to learn more and the more we know the better we’re able to help our customers. Stan came up to show us Fabtron’s new line of Homesteader saddles. If you haven’t seen them, you need to. Go to this website and scroll to the bottom of the page to see the Homesteaders:

Customers often ask us what makes one saddle better than another. Here’s an example of one minor detail that makes a saddle better. As Stan was showing us the soft harness leather that Fabtron uses on the one piece seat jockey of the Homesteader saddles, we noticed how nice the edges of the leather look with a slight beveling. This isn’t critical to a saddle, but it’s just one of the little touches that make a saddle look great. Here’s a couple closeup pictures to compare the Fabtron leather beveled edge with a cheaper saddle where the leather is left with an unfinished cut edge. We’re not even going to label the pictures…you can figure out which is which.

1 comment:

Hook said...

The quality of the leather is also apparent.

Does the Saddleshop actually sell the saddle in the bottom picture?