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At Allegany Mountain Trail Saddles, our custom trail saddles are built exclusively one at a time, put together by one set of hands.
Whether you are interested in a particular styling, an extra degree of comfort, or security in the saddle is your priority, we work directly with you to insure your needs are met. We take great pride in putting only top quality materials into our product. Each saddle is built with the Amish craftsmanship everyone loves, right here in the USA.
I can’t say enough about the quality and craftsmanship of Allegany Saddles and the customer service. Staci and Melinda are a pleasure to work with. They will guide you every step of the way to make sure you have the saddle of your dreams. They won’t leave you “hanging in the balance”. They are very knowledgeable and truly care about their customers.
You can rest assured you are in good hands with this company. The saddles are made with close attention to detail, they are beautiful in design and offer many optional and additional features to suit your taste and functional needs.
I have a difficult to fit horse and it’s been a long road finding a saddle that was a comfortable good fit for us both. Staci and Melinda made sure they met my expectations, always listening to my needs and concerns. I commend Allegany saddles for their professionalism and creating saddles worth every penny! Thank you Allegany!
I had offered my Andalusian 3 different well made saddles. He refused them all with head bobbing, kicking his belly, objecting to cinch being tightened, refusing to go forward, groaning loudly, and trembling at the mounting block. Once I submitted my order arrangements were made for the saddle fit forms to be sent. After review of photos and videos an AW tree was recommended. There were so many options I'm sure I tested their patience but I finally chose the Kydaho Rancher. I also sent pictures of some vintage style tapaderos I liked. They were faithfully recreated. My saddle was made very timely, about 9-10 weeks, so I didn't miss a lot of riding.
After a couple of weeks using my new saddle my horse's avoidance and fear behaviors went away. I tried the saddle on my Kiger Mustang just because I still had it in the barn. His occasional head bobbing and peculiar neck arching behavior under saddle disappeared and it wasn't even made for him. My horses are much happier! I am happy too because the seat is so deep and secure and I feel very close to my horse. This is good because I'm of an age where falling off is a bad idea.
Did I mention it's pretty? And easy to put up on my 16 hand horse? It's black with a touch of silver studs. I call it my Hi Ho Silver saddle because my gray Andalusian looks so much like the Lone Ranger's Silver while wearing it .
I strongly recommend Allegany Mountain Trail Saddles.
I purchased my first custom made wade tree saddle from Allegany trail saddles and I am very pleased with it. Staci and Melinda were so nice and pleasant and they really aimed to please me. They were very patient and i received my saddle in a very timely manner. I am so pleased and impressed with the final product and I am very impressed with the quality and craftsmanship. It is a true piece of art and I highly recommend these fine people to anyone looking for a great custom saddle at a reasonable price!
I LOVE MY SADDLE! STACI AND MELINDA WERE SO EASY TO WORK WITH. THE WORKMANSHIP AND CUSTOM ADDS ARE JUST WONDERFUL. I AM VERY SHORT AND THEY WERE ABLE TO HELP WITH THAT AND MY HORSE IS VERY BIG! LOVE IT.
OUTSTANDING! Rarely do I have the pleasure of giving, across the board, a 5 Star rating!! I truly thought after three previous custom saddles I would never find a fit that would work for my VERY short backed TWH and I am not a small woman however after another gaited rider highly recommended Allegany I was hopeful but because my previous experiences I was apprehensive. Melinda and Staci knocked it out of the park! Staci spent a lot time with a lot of patience to ensure an exact fit and I couldn't be happier! This is the first saddle, probably in my horses life (wo exaggeration) that actually fits and fits us both. Melinda's assistance in design was awesome. It's jaw dropping gorgeous, the detail and quality is beyond beautiful. I cannot thank Allegany enough for the miles and miles of happy trails ahead!!
Staci, an experienced equestrian herself, does everything in her power to make sure that each Allegany Mountain Trail Saddle truly fits the horse. Having so many saddle forms (trees) to choose from and being able to request additional design enhancements makes a huge difference in creating a correctly fitting saddle for your horse. My gaited horse has big shoulders and a very short back. His new saddle fits him perfectly and is completely comfortable for me too! The craftsmanship in the saddle from tree to finished product is excellent especially for the price. Turn around time to have a saddle made is quite reasonable. Staci and Melinda are very responsive and patient - good customer service.
I ordered a custom Kydaho Rancher - everything in the process from first contact to delivery was absolutely stellar! The fitting process was detailed but not particularly difficult and it gave me confidence from the very beginning that my new saddle would fit my horse.
With the help of Melinda and Stacy I now have the pleasure of going on a hike with my mare, relaxed and in good shape. Whether to define the choice of form or the options according to my request were well advised, with patience because my technical English was just. Delivered within the stated time with care.
Thanks to the Allegany Mountain Trail Saddles team.
I have a great experience with all the process of purchase my new saddle. The saddle fit perfectly to my Missouri foxtrotted mare that was not happy with her previous gaited saddle that was just to wide and not matching anymore her shoulder. The fit is perfect, wet pattern is perfect, no more bad eye or pinning ears when cinching. Just an happier horse and owner. Merci beaucoup. Love my new saddle.
Marie-France from Quebec, Canada
I love my saddle! Stacie was very patient with trying different trees for my hard to fit gelding making sure the tree did not bridge. I then tried different saddles so we made sure my ride was comfortable. We talked about the twisted Stirrup Leathers so my knees would not hurt. We discussed having part of it rough-out because my gelding can be very hard to ride when his energy is up. She was very patient. I would DEFINITELY buy another saddle from Allegany Saddles! Absolutely!
I have ordered 2 saddles from Stacy and she and Melinda have been great to work with. They send the forms, I take the photos and upload, they get back to me right away. Each saddle fits the horse perfectly and are really comfortable. I got the Cascade Wade for each with the slick seat and it's much more comfortable than my old padded seat saddles. The leather work is really nice as well. I also got the large saddlebags which are nice and roomy. The saddles are fairly light considering they are not endurance saddles and I can saddle my 15.1 horse with minimal trouble and I'm 64. I have another saddle with them coming up in the next 6 months.
The price was better than an off the shelf Tucker saddle and way more comfortable.
I highly recommend!
I have a very hard to fit horse with a big shoulder and short back. The ladies of AMTS did a fabulous job of making her comfortable! They stayed patient with me and all my questions. I absolutely love my saddle! It is gorgeous and fantastic quality! I couldn't have imagined it better. The saddle fitting process with Staci was enlightening. I felt that she truly cared about finding the perfect fit for my mare and I. I am 100% pleased with AMTS!
I've purchased two AMTS saddles, and I'm thrilled with the quality and fit! I'll never purchase from a different saddlemaker.
Staci is a joy to work with. She's extremely knowledgeable about the entire process of saddle-making, especially semi-custom saddles, and was able to answer every one of my questions, explain every detail to the nth degree, and alleviate every one of my concerns. Not only did she help me over the phone for seemingly hours at a time, she also invited me to bring my hard-to-fit, short-backed TWH to her shop so she could check every detail of the fit. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to make the trip, but just knowing she was able and willing to go above and beyond her normal duties makes her the epitome of saddlemaking and customer service. Allegany Mountain Trail Saddles has a loyal customer for life!
Last summer I ordered an Allegany saddle. I am 70 years old and needed a trail saddle that was light as well as safe. They worked with me and I ended up with a lovely trail saddle and i no longer have to ask others to lift my saddle on my horse. The saddle is comfortable and I feel safe in it. For someone my age it is very special to end up with a quality saddle and also a saddle I can lift myself.
I ordered my custom saddle from Allegany Saddles this year 2017. Having never purchased let alone ordered one for my horse I had just purchased, this was going to be daunting. Well, what transpired was anything but, the process was simple. My horse as no withers to speak of and having a run of the mill saddle with her very short back was not an option. The saddle that I received was absolutely beautiful, the craftmanship is amazing and it fit my horse very well. I have been on three rides with it and love it.
I have now order two custom saddles from Allegany. I am thrilled with both. My horses gait more easily and I feel comfortable and secure. Stacy and Melinda made the process easy and were quite patient with the multiple phone calls and emails about choices.
The folks at Allegany Saddles helped me through the process and made recommendations based on their experience and expertise that was spot on. I've received a beautiful, quality saddle that fits both me and my horses with all the right features for my style of riding. I'm a very satisfied customer and would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone looking for a reasonably priced, good quality custom-made saddle. I've received many compliments and have already put many comfortable miles on it.
I will post a letter of appreciation to Staci and Melinda on their website. These ladies are A++. They are professional and absolutely know their saddle building art.
Staci and Melinda (and their artisan saddle builder(s) ) made a perfect-fit, gorgeous Western Trail saddle for my short-backed, no-withered Rocky Mountain mare. It is perfect. Well worth waiting for and worth every penny. We love it.
Now, can they make it stop raining so we can ride??!!!
The folks at Allegany Saddles really went the extra mile in seeking the perfect fit for my big QH mare. Their process of sending tree forms and requesting photos is very reassuring, because I could see exactly how the saddle would fit Maggie before it was made. Their experienced 'eye' and insistence on sending yet one more form made all of the difference between a good-enough fit and a really great fit for my horse. My saddle places my seat and my legs in the right position - my nagging knee pain on trail rides is gone! Additionally, the quality of leather and craftsmanship is really excellent. I have had a variety of other saddles, and my Allegany saddle has been worth everything I paid, and more. You will never regret making this choice!
The entire experience was wonderful and easy! I highly recommend this company and the saddles! Beautiful craftsmanship and good quality materials. Fits me and my horse perfectly. Would totally order from them again!
Hard to fit 16.3 hands, off track Standardbred. Had a few saddle fitters try to make a comfortable saddle for me and my horse but they failed. Allegany Saddles came out, took their time and measured the total horse and asked about my riding styles. They took into consideration the muscle tone, confirmation and level of his future exercise. Received the best saddle I have ever had.
They make a gorgeous saddle, to your specifications. The fitting process to ensure comfort for your horse takes a few days of photos and videos, with a result that fits your horse to a "T"! The "fun" part for me was adding all the pretty features that they offer, like floral tooling, pretty hardware. For me, one of the big drivers was that I needed a lighter weight saddle - they delivered on that front as well. Overall, I am delighted and look forward to many miles of comfort for me and my horse.
Stacy worked REALLY hard to fit my horse to the correct form and tree. He is a truly hard horse to have a saddle be on him without rocking or sliding.
After many pictures and videos sent, she was able to figure it out.
We received the saddle this week.
If I had a video of Benjamin and the joy he expressed just when the saddle was put on his back, you would want to buy one of their saddles. But, if you had seen all of the gaits he went through rapidly from a walk to a canter without a single bit of encouragement from me, you would be calling them today to get the process started.
I've had Benjamin for two years and he has never responded this way to any saddle.
It was pure joy!
He gives four happy hooves approval and no tail swishing.
The best attention to detail and dedication to customer satisfaction that I have seen from any saddle company. Their saddles fit the horse and make the rider feel both comfortable and secure. I recommend them to all my students.
I am a repeat customer with Allegany Saddles who is extremely satisfied. The main consideration for me was fitting my horse. I had purchased a "custom fitted" saddle from another company with terrible results. Allegany was recommended to me and I am very happy with them. I have used both the form fitting and also had the great experience of having Stacey Saulter fit my horse in person. She has an eye for fit that is incredible. When I did the form fitting she sent out more forms several times until she liked what she saw in the pictures I was sending back to her. Nothing was rushed and she directed me as to what pictures and videos to take so she could get the best views. I have three horses, each with their own custom fitted Allegany saddle, and their backs are the better for it. My husband is a chiropractor who checks them regularly to make sure. My second consideration was fit for the rider. These saddles are so comfortable. They also give you a secure seat which has saved me a few times on the trail with a sideways spook. I have the Cascade Wade model and love the feel it gives me on my horse. The centered stirrups are a must. Everything is customized to you - the seat rise is very important to me as a woman. The cost was the third element. These saddles are very affordable. You start with the basic and add on upgrades. You get a choice of colors, toolings, conches, all in the basic price or upgrade if you want. I have a basic saddle, one in the middle, and a beautiful tooled, two color saddle with a matching bridle and breast plate that is gorgeous on my sorrel mare. Melissa and Stacey are great to work with and help in any way they can. One item they don't have on the website which I recommend is the oversized stirrup. My husband's boots would not fit in the regular stirrups that came with the saddle so I contacted them for a larger size, which works well for him. I loved the larger size and got the bigger stirrups on my other saddles. We trail ride and compete in obstacle competitions on our Missouri Fox Trotters. I am very satisfied with all of my interactions with the company, the quality is top notch and reasonably priced. The saddles are beautiful and they accommodate any special requests. My friends all have Allegany's and each one is unique. I highly recommend them and will be getting another saddle from them for my young Rocky Mountain when she gets older.
I love the custom western trail saddle that I ordered for my broad, short backed Gypsy Vanner mare. I also ordered saddle bags and a matching headstall. Everything is top quality, gorgeous and the saddle is super comfortable. Excellent value as well.
How many ways can I say "I love my saddles"!!! I have 2 saddles and will be ordering a 3rd very soon. The fit of the saddle for my horses is spot on, it has made such a difference on our long trail rides, and no more chiropractic bills! The saddles are also extremely comfortable to the rider, and they are just flat out gorgeous.
The service from the staff at Allegany is as fabulous as their product. So helpful, so patient, and very friendly and full of ideas.
I wish I had these saddle years ago for my horses.
I highly recommend Allegany Mountain Trail Saddles. Exceptional service and quality; superior comfort for the horse and human. As a retired horse trainer that has ridden in many saddles, treed and treeless, the Allegany Mountain Trail Saddle is my favorite.
I had problems trying to fit my Saddlebred cross QH with a good fitting saddle. I discovered Allegany from Helge a trainer here in Ohio. Not only did I receive a perfect fit for my horse Red, but the most exceptional customer service and the most beautiful saddle I have ever owned. If I had big bucks I would buy one for all my horses. Highly recommend this company and saddle.
AMTS company makes every possible effort to create the very best fitting saddle for you and your horse.
Each and every saddle is a unique, functional piece of art work. AMTS will assist in designing a saddle to meet your dream saddle concept. I've been exclusively using AMTS, for several years.
We have just gotten our 3rd saddle from them! Very pleased with product and process ! Well worth the small wait to truly have a saddle that really fits your horse ! Totally satisfied don't change a thing!
Exceptional experience, hands down. I wouldn't and will not ride in any other saddle ever again! AMTS is extremely knowledgeable about horses and their saddle fit. My horse is happier and moves freely with our western trail saddle that was built just for him! I loved that I could select every aspect of my saddle for a truly one of a kind that doesn't look like a boring store-bought saddle. My suede seat is super comfortable and also I like the feeling of being a little more secure in the seat! I've had my saddle for over 5 years now and it still looks and rides great. Thank you Allegany Saddles for providing such a wonderful service and product!
My husband and I both ordered saddles, I ride a Rocky Mountain Horse and he rides a Gaited Mule. So as you can imagine we both needed different saddles. Allegany worked closely with us to make sure we got just the right fit for both of our special needs with our horses. The process was precise and every single thing on our saddles was customized to our perfection. We are so glad we took the time and got these saddles, our horse and mule love them. And we finally have our dream saddles! Thank you, for wonderful customer service as well as top quality saddles that are beautiful as well.
Extremely happy throughout the entire process. Easy and fast way to order an amazing custom saddle for you and your horses/mules with the utmost quality and detail. Will be a returning customer A++++++++++
I had a very good experience. Ordering was easy and I love the product. It took longer to receive than I had anticipated but it was to make the product perfect, so it was worth the wait. I LOVE my saddle!