Back in late summer of 2009 a local Ohio
barrel racer was tired of dealing with not having his tack readily
available when dealing with riding several horses and using several
saddles. There were some issues he wanted to solve when exercising
horses at home as well as dealing with the same issues when attending
a show. The thought process was to design a saddle holder that
offered the horse owner a convenient way to support their saddle
along with the reins and bridle without having to carry around
a heavy cumbersome traditional saddle rack. The traditional saddle
rack takes up a bunch of valuable space when traveling. The decision
was made in the beginning to manufacture the Saddle-Pal in the
USA. We were fortunate to find a company in Fredericktown, Ohio
called Country Manufacturing to take on the task of building
the Saddle-Pal. This company has a 30 year history of building
several high quality products for use around the farm and home.
Frequently Asked Questions and Answers About Our Products
I use my Saddle-Pal in my tack room or my horse trailer?
You can but the Saddle-Pal was designed for portable temporary
use. We are not aware of the design and structure of every saddle
so the saddle owner assumes all responsibility for any damage
to their saddle if it is used long term for transport, or permanently.
Can I use the Saddle-Pal for my treeless saddle?
The regular sized Saddle-Pal will fit a treeless saddle.
the Saddle-Pal fit all stall fronts?
looked at a wide variety of stalls and have made the Saddle-Pal
adjustable to accommodate most stall fronts. The only ones we
have not covered at this time are the canvas temporary stalls
used at the bigger shows.
I place 2 saddles on 1 Saddle-Pal?
is not recommended because it could damage the first saddle.
Can I or my child sit in my saddle while mounted in the Saddle-Pal?
you have a Saddle-Pal for every saddle out there?
Our regular style will fit most saddles on the market. Please
contact us by phone or e-mail if you have a specific fit need.
can I secure my Saddle-Pal at shows?
a standard bike lock run through the pommel including your pal
and stall front and lock.
The following are some points comparing
it to traditional saddle racks:
Traditional saddle racks typically employ
an elongated rack or shelf that extends horizontally from a supportive
structure such as a wall to which the holder is typically permanently
mounted. During use the seat portion of a conventional saddle
is placed on the rack with the stirrups hanging over the sides.
A problem commonly associated with traditional saddle racks is
they take up a lot of space. If you have a portable saddle rack
they tend to be very heavy and cumbersome and are therefore difficult
to transport. They are also a very inconvenient obstruction in
the barn area. They can also be dangerous for horses or people
in the barn isle if there is not a saddle on it.
Saddle-Pal is a partnership of Brad
& Jenna Shirey of Rushville, Ohio and John & Patti Elliott
of Broxton, Georgia.