Saddle Up Huston

Hand Crafted Soft Saddles

Pricing & Timeline

I make a saddle ready to ride for $3,750.
— Bill Huston
custom soft saddle rough out leather Bill Huston


A custom built $3,750 saddle -- "ready to ride" -- includes: 

custom soft saddle details Bill Huston
  • high quality leather saddle in drum dyed chestnut, chocolate, natural or black

  • soft leather seat in dark brown or black--flesh side up or grain side up

  • border stamp trim

  • leather covered stirrups

  • angora wool cinches--front and flank 

  • breast collar

  • latigos

  • billets

  • strings

  • as a gift from Bill & Jean--a multipurpose tool held in a custom pocket on the saddle

Optional upgrades include (please call for pricing):

  • partially tooled saddle

  • fully tooled saddle

  • custom designed tooling

  • custom leather colors for the saddle and seat

  • traditional post horn

  • custom silver work with hand engraved silver trim

  • precious stones

We are silver smiths and stone setters. We can give them the ultimate saddle with silversmithing, engraving and stone setting.
— Bill Huston
custom saddle bull Bill Huston


Building a custom saddle can be both thrilling and intimidating. Bill wants the whole process to feel comfortable--just like the saddle. A typical timeline might look something like:

It is a wonderful thing that you can build trust and a relationship over the internet, and make a friend that you haven’t really shook hands with.
— Bill Huston
  • get acquainted period
  • dream stage
  • finalize the work order
  • first deposit
  • leather ordered from Hermon Oak Tannery in St. Louis Missouri
  • leather and materials arrive, Bill and Jean start work
  • saddle complete
  • final payment including shipping received
  • saddle ships out

I enjoyed discussing with you my ideas for the look and style of the saddle you would make, including the color of the leather and the pattern of carvings. The day my saddle arrived I was blown away when I opened the box and saw how beautiful it was—truly exquisite!

I could hardly wait to try it on Violet. It fits her perfectly! It fits me perfectly! And it is so comfortable to ride in. My trainer sat in it and loved how comfortable it is! I love the close contact and I am able to move Violet with leg pressure just like my English saddle.

I can’t say enough good things about my saddle and the whole experience of working with you to create such a lovely piece of working art!
— Carol Fulton
soft saddle Bill Huston in rough out