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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.
Fabtron & Crates Demo Saddles
Fabtron Easy Rider Trail Saddle
DEMO: 16″ Saddle Brown
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
Demo: 16″ Brown
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
Demo: 16″ Mahogany
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 16 5/8″ wide and 8 1/2″ high. Seat sizes 16″ and 17″ can also be ordered with 7″ wide gullet option.
Colors: Chestnut, Mahogany, Natural
Sizes: 15″, 16″, 17″