Fabron and Crates, Handcrafted Western Saddlery & Tack
Fabtron, established in 1977, and Crates Saddlery, established in 1982 have combined their 70-plus year experience in producing high-quality equestrian equipment at competitve prices. Crates leather saddles are hand-crafted at Fabtron’s factory in Tennessee.
Fabtron and Crates together offer the choice of quality full leather or Cordura western saddles, tack, and strap goods. We love Fabtron & Crates for their forward-thinking designs, quality American steerhide leather, and dedication to excellent customer service.
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Fabtron & Crates Demo Saddles
We have demo saddles from Fabtron and Crates Saddlery! Saddle fitting clients within our traveling area may test ride any of our demo saddles during fitting appointments. Our stock of demos is always changing, but usually demo saddles are available in seat sizes 17″ or 17.5″, with a range of color, leather, and flap options to try. If you’d like to test ride any of our demo saddles below, click the button to schedule a fitting appointment, and be sure to let us know which model piqued your interest!
Fabtron Easy Rider Western Trail Saddle
Fabtron’s Easy Rider Trail Saddle combines American steerhide leather and Cordura skirts and fenders for a lightweight trail saddle that’s sturdy, durable, and comfortable for both horse and rider. A roughout leather seat with 1/2″ premium closed-cell, impact-absorbing padding makes for a grippy, comfy feel no matter how long you ride! This saddle is built on a Ralide tree with full Quarter Horse bars and a 7″ gullet. Double rigged with dropped c-plate front brass riggings for a more level ride.
Colors: Saddle Brown
Sizes: 16″, 17″
Fabtron Arabian Full Quarter Saddle
The Arabian Full Quarter saddle features a ralide tree with FQBH, quality leather pommel, and cantle, and Cordura skirts and fender for a lightweight, durable saddle. The skirt is rounded in the back and suitable for more short-backed horses, like Arabians. 1/2″ premium impact-absorbing padding beneath the leather seat makes for a comfy ride! The saddle features 7/8 position stainless steel rigging dees, breast collar dees, and back saddle string dees. 6 3/4″ wide gullet.
Sizes: 15″, 16″
Crates Classic Trail Saddle Round Skirt
Crates’ most popular trail saddle, with neat round skirts. This saddle is made on the fiberglass-covered wooden “Equi-Fit” Crates trail tree, with narrow center pocket seat and Quarter Horse bars. Double-C in-skirt rigging fits a variety of horses. The grain-out padded seat is made with soft Chap leather. The standard gullet is 6 5/8″ wide and 8 1/2″ high. This saddle can also be ordered with a 7″ wide gullet option.
Colors: Chestnut, Mahogany, Natural
Sizes: 15″, 16″, 17″