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Ask About My New 27 Pound Trail Wade!
 

 Wade Saddles And Ranch Saddles.

My custom saddles are finished FAST! 
Most within 10-12 weeks.

I can easily relieve hip, knee, and ankle pain with the close

contact saddles I make, with pre-turned stirrup leathers every time.

With a ten year tree guarantee, and a full rebuild guarantee if I make a mistake on any saddle you buy!

Call now and I'll make any light weight, half basket or 1/4 floral tooled, hand made custom wade saddle or any ranch saddle with a back cinch and 100% real wool shearling,

for just $1850.


All Callers To Buy A Custom Wade Saddle Before Nov. 8

Get The Entire Set!

Matching breast collar, flank cinch. 

(Canada add $100) 

AND

  I'll hand carve your

initials or ranch brand on your leather for no extra charge.

Just a $975 Paypal deposit to: Sales@RanchSaddle.com or

check or money order to reserve your spot.

903-217-8974


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Two Tone Wade Saddle

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 Custom Wade Saddles And More,

   The LIGHT WEIGHT Custom Wade Saddle Below Has Hand Tooled Single Rope Border, Hand Carved Roses, 7/8 Position Flat Plate INSKIRT Rigging With SS Hardware, 3x3 Post Horn, Pre-Turned And Latigo Bound Stirrup Leather (Twisted), Inlay Top Grain Seat With Padding.

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    The Custom Wade Saddle Below Has A Loop Seat. Exposed Stirrup Leathers, Hand Tooled Single Rope Border, Hand Carved Oak Housing And Fork, 1/4 Leather Oak Carved Fork Cover With Brass Pins,7/8 Position Flat Plate Rigging With Brass Hardware, 3x3 Post Horn, Pre-Turned And Latigo Bound Stirrup Leather (Twisted), Inlay Tiger Stripe Stingray Seat With Padding.

This Saddle is $2800

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              The Custom Heavy Bowman Roper Saddle Below Has Exposed Stirrup Leathers, Hand Tooled Rope Border, 7/8 Position Flat Plate Rigging With Stainless Steel Hardware, 3x3 Post Horn, Pre-Turned And Latigo Bound Stirrup Leather (Twisted), Full Rawhide Tapaderos Lined With 15 Ounce Skirting Leather And Double Sewn, Rawhide Braided Hobble Ring, Rawhide Braided Hobbles,

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The Custom Black Wade Saddle Below Has A Full Top Grain Black Inlay Seat, Hand Tooled San Carlos Border, Hand Carved Floral Corners, 1/4 Black Fork Cover With Brass Pins,7/8 Brass O-Ring Rigging With Brass Hardware, 3x3 Post Horn, Pre-Turned And Latigo Bound Stirrup Leather (Twisted), $2550

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The Custom Wade Saddle Below Has A Smooth Seat, Hand Tooled Running W Border, 1/8 Rawhide Fork Cover With Brass Pins,7/8 Position Flat Plate Rigging With Egg Bar Brass Hardware, 3x3 Post Horn, Pre-Turned And Latigo Bound Stirrup Leather (Twisted), 2.5" Braided Rawhide Hobble Ring, Cross Over Rope Strap. $2250

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The Custom Wade Saddle Below Has A Black Stingray Full Inlay Seat, Hand Tooled Rope Border, 1/4 Rawhide Fork Cover With Brass Pins,7/8 Position Flat Plate Rigging With Egg Bar Brass Hardware, 3x3 Post Horn, Exposed Stirrups, Pre-Turned And Latigo Bound Stirrup Leather (Twisted), 2.5" Braided Rawhide Hobble Ring, Cross Over Rope Strap, Bucking Rolls

$2800

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Wade Saddles J Stead Saddle Company

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The Custom Wade Saddle Below Has An Inlay Alligator Seat, Hand Tooled San Carlos Border, 1/4 Rawhide Fork Cover With Brass Pins,7/8 Position Flat Plate Rigging With Egg Bar Brass Hardware, 3x3 Post Horn, Pre-Turned And Latigo Bound Stirrup Leather (Twisted), 2.5" Braided Rawhide Hobble Ring, Cross Over Rope Strap, Matching Breast Collar. 6 O-Rings, Loop Seat, Exposed Stirrup Leathers $2800

 

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The Custom Wade Saddle Below Is One Of My First Wade Saddles That Took Off  Like A Wild Fire!

Has A Rough Out Seat, Hand Tooled 1/2 Basket And Rope Border, 7/8 Position Flat Plate Rigging ,5053 Brass Hardware, 3x3 Post Horn, Pre-Turned And Latigo Bound Stirrup Leather (Twisted),

A Working Cowboy's Wade Saddle

This Saddle Is $2350

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The Wade saddle has moved from a historical curiosity to an increasingly popular choice, both as a working saddle and a recreational saddle.

More and more these days one hears about Wade trees and the Wade saddles. Just what is a Wade saddle and for that matter who was Wade? Well, the Wade saddle is a saddle built on a special tree with it's own distictive shape and features. As far as who Wade was, one would assume that he was the inventor or designer of the original Wade tree, Not true. No one knows who came up with this rather special design.

The Wade saddle was popular with that group of cowboys ranchers known as "buckaroos". Buckaroo is the term given to the cowhand who worked cattle in the Northwest, roughly in an area defined by Northern Nevada, Northern California, Oregon, Idaho, and Western Montana. The popularity of the Wade saddle with the buckaroo was largely due to several features - the low seat and low horn made it an excellent saddle to work (rope) cattle from, the deep seat made for a comfortable ride even after many hours in the saddle, and the slick fork (or A-fork) made the rider feel closer to the horse. In addition the position of the stirrups, more or less directly under the seat, promoted an ideal riding posture.

Those of us who use a swell fork, found on most western saddles today, would probably be a bit uncomfortable seated behind a slick fork, just as we wouldn't feel all that comfortable if suddenly we were forced to switch to an English saddle. There would be a definite feeling of a loss of the security that the swell fork provides. Argueably, the Wade saddle with it's slick fork design could make better riders of us.

In any event the Wade saddle, though a "working" saddle is gaining in popularity, both on the ranch, on the trail, and for that matter in custom saddle shops, and those who use one probably would not be happy with anything else.

Anyway, back to the saddle's history. The Wade design was made popular by two of the greatest horsemen of the 20th century, Tom Dorrance and Ray Hunt. Dorrance discovered the saddle type back in the 1930's. It was owned by a fellow named Wade. Dorrance liked the saddle but decided to make some improvements on the design of the tree and then proceeded to name the finished result a Wade tree and the name stuck. A number of the improved Wade trees were produced over the years. Eventually the tree was introduced to Ray Hunt, the master horseman and trainer whose videos gave me my initial introduction to the essentials of round pen training.

It was probably Ray Hunt more than anyone else who was responsible to reintroducing the Wade saddle to the working cowboy and to the western riding public in general.

Wade Saddles And Ranch Saddles

 By J Stead Saddle Company

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