Q. Where are High Horse™ saddles made?
A. High Horse™ saddles and tack are all made in the USA in the town of Yoakum, TX. High Horse saddles are made by their parent company Circle Y.
Q. What kind of leather is used to make High Horse™ saddles?
A. High quality vegetable tanned hides are used for High Horse™ saddles and tack. These hides provide exceptional quality at an affordable price. Natural range marks, scars and wrinkles confirm the authenticity of the leather and enhance the natural beauty of the product. The beautiful tooling patterns and color finishes are accentuated by the High Horse™ leather.
Q. How do I know what size tree my horse will take?
A. Generally, a horse with defined withers and a medium frame will need a medium tree width. A horse with mutton, or flat withers, and wide heavy neck and body will require a wide tree. For more information on fitting a saddle to your horse, visit our saddle fit help section.
Q. How do I tell if my High Horse™ saddle is a medium or wide tree?
A. The serial number is located on the "on side" underneath the seat jockey on a metal plate. The last two numbers on the serial number will be -04 for medium and -05 for wide tree.
Q. What kind of tree does my High Horse™ saddle have?
A. The High Horse™ trees are made of Ralide. These trees are not only durable, but help to make the saddle a managable, lighter weight.
The term ralide refers to both the material and the U.S. trademarked manufacturer of the material. Ralide is a synthetic type of polyethylene. The trees are manufactured using a molding process, which lowers production costs and makes Ralide trees more economical. Ralide, like its wood competitor, proves to be durable, flexible, and strong.
Q. What kind of warranty do High Horse™ saddles have?
A. High Horse™ saddles have a five year tree warranty and a one year parts warranty. Warranty applies to the original purchaser under normal use. Modifications, alterations, or missuse may cause failure of the product and void the warranty. The metal warning plate on the saddles indicates the intended dicipline. Mail-in warranty card or on-line form must be completed for registration. Saddles have a warranty registration card attached which contains a complete explanation of the warranties.
Q. How should I take care of my High Horse™ saddle and tack?
A. The most important aspect of saddle care is that the life of the leather depends upon the care you give it. Most saddles experience the tough rigors of the environment, and proper care is essential to prolong their life. Leather should be oiled with the best oils and leather conditioners available to you. After you ride, or if your saddle should get wet, clean all leather parts that have been exposed to sweat and moisture, let dry naturally, and oil. Do not use artificial heat or direct sunlight to dry leather or it may become brittle and lose its strength. Leather which has been burned through this process should no longer be used. Click here to learn more about saddle care.