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Saddle Building




4 Weeks

About the Course

Course Content:

  • Orthopedic balanced ride saddles…..4 hours

  • Roping saddles…..5 hours

  • Trail saddles…..4 hours

  • Cutting saddles…..4 hours

  • Barrel racing saddles…..4 hours

  • Padded seats…..3 hours

  • Mounting silver trim…..1 hours

  • Tooling and carving techniques…..8 hours

  • Replica saddles…..3 hours

  • Refurbished saddles…..6 hours

  • Saddle repair procedures and techniques…..10 hours

  • Each student designs and builds two custom western saddles…..140 hours


  • 4 weeks, 192 classroom hours

  • Monday-Saturday, 8 hours per day

$6,500 Tuition Breakdown*:

  • Tuition and Instruction: $4,500.00

  • Saddle Building Supplies: $1,500.00

  • Room: $500.00: Your room is not included in your tuition. We have rooms in the school where you can live during your class. Each room includes kitchen items for cooking and a refrigerator for your food. Your $500.00 deposit not only ensures your place in class but will also reserve your bedroom.

Deposit required before arrival to save your place in the class: $500.00

Total due before or upon arrival not including deposit: $6,000.00

*Rates are subject to change

VA STUDENTS: Amount that will be charged to the VA not including deposit = $6000.00

Master Saddle Building Instructor

Dale Moore

Beginner Saddle Building Course | Saddle Building School

Dale has been building exceptional saddles for over 50 years. He has a Master's Degree in Education and brings fifty years of experience and innovation in saddle building into the saddle school curriculum. He expertly weaves his invaluable knowledge and experience into his courses. You'll learn more than you thought possible about horses and saddles.

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