Crates Basketweave bridle
Fabtron and Crates handcrafted Western saddles and tack
Fabtron Saddlery logo
Crates Saddlery Logo

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
Fabtron Easy Rider trail saddle rigging

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″

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Fabtron Arabian Saddle
Fabtron Arabian Full Quarter Saddle on a bay horse
Fabtron Arabian quarter saddle plate
Fabtron Arabian saddle cantle
Fabtron Arabian Saddle tree

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. 

Color: Brown
Sizes: 15″, 16″

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Crates Basketweave Saddle
Crates Classic Trail saddle on a bay horse
Crates Classic trail saddle on horse wooded background
Crates Classic trail saddle horn
Crates Classic Trail Saddle basketweave
Crates Classic Trail saddle fleece lining
Crates Classic Trail saddle seat
Crates Classic Trail Saddle cantle
Crates Classic Trail Saddle Pommel

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″

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