Welcome to  Dixieland Gaited Saddles where we are celebrating over 16 years as the premiere gaited saddle maker producing the finest saddlery available for the Tennessee Walking
Horse, Missouri Fox Trotter, Kentucky Mountain Horse, American Saddlebred, Spotted Saddle Horse, Morgan,  and Rocky Mountain Horses.  Each of our saddles is totally
handcrafted by highly skilled Local Amish Craftsmen in time honored traditions unrivaled in todays production line saddle manufacturers.   We have been serving the gaited community
longer than any other gaited saddle maker in business and were selected by
"The Gaited Horse" Magazine as 'Best of the Net' for gaited saddles.    We specialize in fitting the
gaited horse,  but our wide selection of trees and styles make our saddles popular with owners of a variety of other breeds like the quarter horse with high withers.   All of our saddles
are Sold directly to the customer- there are no middlemen which helps keep our prices much more reasonable than our competition.  We also do no paid advertising- we are dependent
happy customer to spread the word not advertisements!!  
We offer a complete line of
instock saddles, designed to fit the widest range of gaited horses, as well as the Equi-fit method of fitting each horse for a custom saddle.  With each saddle
order we work individually with each customer to ensure the best fitting saddle possible for the horse and rider and guarantee the we offer the best price for the highest quality saddles
available.  Each saddle is a work of art designed with you and your horse in mind and made to last a lifetime.   Whether you choose to purchase an in stock saddle  or a custom saddle,
we have prices for a complete saddle starting at  $1179.  We have recently added a complete line of
LIGHT RIDER SADDLES, which offer the same quality and leather as our regular
saddles, but in a lighter weight version.  
All the materials we use for our saddles are hand selected and we use only the finest USA made leather and fittings.  The leather used for our saddles and tack is 100%  No. 1 grade A
all USA cowhide, tanned in the USA and purchased from the premiere American leather company Wickett & Craig.  All hardware is stainless steel or nickel plated brass so that you
never need to worry about rust or damage the leather.  We also use stainless screws instead of nails to secure all of our skirting so you never have to worry About nails coming loose-
this process takes additional time, but the mark of a saddle of true quality.    Each leather piece is hand cut from the finest 12 oz leather and is  fitted to the saddle only after the edges
have been smoothed, beveled, hand rubbed and sealed.  There is absolutely no machine stamping or assembly line process used for our gaited saddles.    You will not find leather of this
quality and weight in any other custom saddle at this price.     
We have have numerous trees designed with the gaited horse in mind.    It is not only important to get the correct width for the horses shoulder, but also, to select a tree that conforms
to the horses back.  With our fitting system, we are able to ensure that the horses shoulder and back have the proper fitting tree.    Each of our trees are designed with the conformation
of the gaited horse breeds in mind which keeps the skirts shorter,  and flares the shoulder area to allow freedom of movement.    All of  our trees are available in a standard and wide fit
and carry the Steele Equi-fit and Equi-Fit Flexible name.    Our trees do not just widen the gullet, the bars and twist are specially angled and the rock is actually designed for the
different gaited breeds.   All of our saddles are designed so that they won't pinch the withers or restrict movement and the higher gullet will not interfere with the natural nod, thereby
eliminating soreness.   Steele has been at the forefront of the industry in designing saddle trees for the gaited horse, and no other gaited saddle maker offers as many fits and options
for the gaited horse as we do at Dixieland Saddles.  Before making a gaited saddle purchase, make sure the BARS and ROCK  fit your gaited horse instead of just a quarter horse tree
with the gullet altered.   We also offer and recommend the "FIT TO BE SEEN" fit forms for you to try on your horse to ensure you get a proper fit.
 CLICK HERE FOR MORE
INFORMATION ON "FIT TO BE SEEN" FIT FORM SYSTEM
The trees earning the Equi-Fit®  and Equi-Fit Flexible name are designed first and foremost to fit the horse's back properly, not to get by with a minimum of material. Equi-Fit® bars
require three to four inches of wood or polymer.   Proper fit is not possible with the two inches and less typically used in many trees today.  Each of our trees has approximately eighty
square inches of load bearing area.  This translates into two pounds per square inch for a fairly typical one hundred sixty pound rider. Some very poor fitting trees have only four to
eight square inches of contact creating twenty to forty pounds of pressure per square inch on the horse's back from the same one hundred sixty pound rider. This is all too common, the
improper fit being masked by the saddle skirts and pad, leaving the rider unaware of anything other than an ill-tempered horse who steps away to the side during mounting.  The design,
testing and experience used for the design of our gaited trees ensures you the best fit and quality available.  Our rigid trees are made of wood encapsulated in fiberglass which provides
for superior moisture protection and is even stronger than the traditional rawhide tree.  More information on our flexible trees can be seen by clicking the link at the top of the page.
All of our saddles now include the  Hand Rubbed Finish which involves 2 coats of
 Skidmore's Leather Cream, hand rubbed on the inside and outside of the leather  (prior to the saddle
being assembled) so that the areas that cannot be reached when the saddle is completed are totally conditioned.  This process takes an additional 3 days but ensures the softest leather
possible on your new saddle.   
Although a majority of the gaited breeds will require the regular gaited tree, we also offer  wide trees in all of our fits (size will be determined when order is placed) for each of our
gaited fits. All  of our trees feature a 5 year guarantee and workmanship is guaranteed for two years on all of our new saddles.     Our standard saddles feature a deep seat (provides
additional security for the rider), and a narrow twist.  For those who prefer a flatter seat with less rise,  we also offer that . We also offer a complete line of matching tack and
accessories.  Please visit our
''PRICES AND ACCESSORIES" page for the complete list.
Our ALL HAND CRAFTED CUSTOM Saddles Start at $1199 and feature the following:
STEELE EQUI-FIT TREE (we carry both the classic rigid tree and the Equi-fit flexible trees)
-5 Inch Cantle  Pencil Roll , Hand Rubbed Finish with Skidmore's Leather Cream, Leather Off Billet and Tie Strap
-Enduro balanced or traditional rigging
-Wool Felt Lining
- Endurance, Round or Butterfly skirt
Western or Plantation SWELL
-15, 16 or 17"
-leather color- mahogany, black, dark brown, medium oil and dark oil
-Smooth or Suede Seat (black or brown)
-Hand Tooled Pattern of Your Choice- edge design, barbed wire, simple border, acorn and oak leaf and acorn and oak leaf with scallop.  Basketweave is available for an additional $75.
 
WE OFFER SO MANY OPTIONS, THAT WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO CALL AND DISCUSS YOUR DREAM SADDLE PERSONALLY WITH US.  WE WILL
WALK YOU THRU THE COMPLETE ORDER PROCESS OR SUGGEST AN in stock SADDLE THAT IS READY TO SHIP.  JUST CALL 256-366-7480 AND
ASK FOR CYNTHIA!!!
The skirt length on the gaited saddles varies from 24 to 27 inches (depending on the seat size and skirt style chosen).  The weight of our saddles varies from 22-32 pounds, depending
on the skirt style and type of tree you select.   I require a $300 deposit at time of ordering, which can be paid by check, credit card or papal.  Once the deposit and order information are
received, we will send an order confirmation for you to review.    The balance is due when saddle is completed and ready to ship.  Custom orders typically take 2-3 weeks.  
We have a nice selection of INSTOCK SADDLES with our most popular options, or you can create the custom saddle of
your dreams.   Below are samples of the custom saddles we have made for customers.
#5 Butterfly skirt- 2 tone dark oil and black  
and tooled saddle bags and silver laced cantle
#3-ENDURANCE LIGHT RIDER WITH
CRYSTAL CONCHOS
#4- BUTTERFLY LIGHT RIDER, ACORN
AND OAK LEAF WITH BASKETWEAVE
TOOLING, COLOMO CONCHOS
#9-black endurance skirt with trooper
fender and double in skirt rigging
#11A-Rounded skirt, dark brown barb wire with
basketweave tooling
#11 light rider butterfly with acorn and oak
leaf with scallop tooling
#11B-Butterfly with english trooper
fenders
#16 B- BLACK BUTTERFLY LIGHT RIDER
WITH CHEYENNE ROLL AND CRYSTAL
CONCHOS
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INFO ON LIGHT RIDERS
#14 mahogany endurance light rider with
acorn and oak leaf wit scallop tooling
#18-ENDURANCE SKIRT WITH HORN,
SADDLE BAGS, REAR GIRTH AND PAD
.#17-BROWN ROUND SKIRT SADDLE WITH
SPECIAL RHINESTONE CONCHOS- ACORN AND
OAK LEAF WITH BASKETWEAVE TOOLING
#1-2 TONE BUTTERFLY LIGHT
RIDER- BROWN AND BLACK


Featuring 'Steele Equi-Fit' brand trees
c/o Cynthia Wright
714 County Road 492
Lexington AL,  35648
256-366-7480    
DixielandSaddles@gmail.com
#6 2-TONE BUTTERFLY LIGHT RIDER
#18B- BROWN BUTTERFLY WITH SILVER
LACED CANTLE
#2- BUTTERFLY LIGHT RIDER WITH
ROUGH OUT-  

Disclaimer: The sport of trail riding a horse is done with inherent risks. Due to the nature of the type of products we sell, Dixieland Saddles will not be help responsible for the use or misuse of our
products. The customer is responsible for thoroughly inspecting each item for safety and soundness before use.
#18C- BUTTERFLY, MEDIUM OIL WITH
ACORN AND OAK LEAF TOOLING
#8- BROWN ENDURANCE WITH
HORN
#7-Black Light Rider Endurance with no
horn
PLANTATION STYLE SADDLES
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INFORMATION
#10 BLACK ROUND SKIRT WITH NO HORN
AND JEREMIAH WATTS CONCHOS
18 D- BUTTERFLY LIGHT RIDER, MEDIUM
BROWN WITH ROUGHT OUT SEAT JOCKEY
AND FENDER
18E- light oil butterfly with silver conchos and spots
12- MAHOGANY ENDURANCE
WITH NO TOOLING
18H-- MEDIUM OIL BUTTERFLY LIGHT
RIDER, ACORN AND OAK LEAF WITH
SCALLOP TOOLING, CRYSTAL CONCHOS
gaited horse trail saddle
#13b-Mahogany butterfly no horn
gaited horse saddle
18F---ENDURANCE WITH NO HORN- 2
TONE BROWN AND BLACK- DOUBLE IN
SKIRT RIGGING WITH TROOPER
FENDER
gaited horse trail saddle
gaited horse trail saddle
gaited horse trail saddle
Gaited Saddle Butterfly Style
13b Butterfly Light Rider with trooper
fender- 25 pounds
saddles for gaited horses
saddles for gaited horses
gaited horse trail saddle
#16-BLACK BUTTERFLY LIGHT RIDER
WITH NO HORN.  TROOPER FENDER,
COLOMO COPPER CONCHOS
gaited horse trail saddle
gaited horse trail saddle
18C BUTTERFLY MEDIUM OIL
BUTTERFLY
gaited horse trail saddle
saddles for gaited horses
gaited horse saddle
gaited horse trail saddle
gaited horse saddle
18 G-- 2 TONE DARK BROWN
AND BLACK BUTTERFLY-
JEREMIAH WATTS CONCHOS,
BARB WIRE WITH
BASKETWEAVE TOOLING
gaited horse saddle
gaited horse trail saddle
gaited horse trail saddle
18J- MAHOGANY BUTTERFLY
LIGHT RIDER WITH ACORN AND
OAK LEAF WITH SCALLOP
TOOLING AND CRYSTAL CONCHOS
gaited horse trail saddle
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ANGEL FIRE CONCHOS
Gaited Butterfly Saddle gaited horse trail saddle
western gaited horse saddle
western gaited horse saddle
Dixieland Gaited Saddles gaited horse trail saddle
Gaited horse trail saddles
western gaited horse saddle