Dale Chavez saddles

       The Horse Forum > Horse Tack > Horse Tack Reviews

Dale Chavez saddles

This is a discussion on Dale Chavez saddles within the Horse Tack Reviews forums, part of the Horse Tack category

LinkBack Thread Tools
    09-24-2012, 03:15 PM
Dale Chavez saddles

I belong to a website of interest to those who work with leather, from saddles to strap items. The subject came up by a saddlemaker who was asked to add new fleece to a DC. As he began to dismantle it he was quite surprised by the quality of hardware (poor). Roofing nails were used. The DC's create the impression of being high end saddles.
Sponsored Links
    09-24-2012, 05:03 PM

Unfortunately there are few famous named brands who really scrimp on materials and workmanship in the last 8-10 years.

You are not the 1st to have heard complaints

    09-24-2012, 06:42 PM
Did you know that the best saddle hides come from older (10 yrs +) but cattle, both beef and dairy are rarely around that long. This has resulted in thinner hides. Because of that we are now seeing fenders lined in leather. My Simco from the early 60's must have been made from a senior animal as the leather is thick like one hasn't seen in the past 20 years.

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Dale Chavez Romel Reins for sale SaddleUp158 Tack and Equipment Classifieds 4 10-02-2012 03:29 PM
LOTS of WESTERN Tack For Sale: Dale Chavez, Bob Marshall, Skito, etc. Movin Artfully Tack and Equipment Classifieds 13 04-22-2011 09:08 AM
Dale Chavez Show Halter - New with tags! EternalSun Tack and Equipment Classifieds 1 11-10-2010 07:00 PM
Dale Chavez Saddle? Sixxofdiamonds Horse Tack and Equipment 11 01-14-2010 03:29 PM
Dale Chavez Western Show Saddle For Sale pinegrovemn Tack and Equipment Classifieds 0 04-02-2009 12:31 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:50 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0