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Our Saddles Are Put Together By One Set Of Hands...

At Allegany Mountain Trail Saddles (AMTS), our saddles are built exclusively one at a time, put together by one set of hands. Quality control is held to the strictest standards! By offering over ten different saddle tree ”bars” and being able to offer them in a variety of widths, your hard-to-fit horse may become not so difficult after all! Also, we give you individual attention to your needs as a rider. Whether you are interested in a particular styling, an extra degree of comfort, or security in the saddle is your priority, we work directly with you to insure your needs are met. We take great pride in putting only top quality materials into our saddles. Each saddle is built with the Amish craftsmanship everyone loves, right here in the USA. Our saddles are not stapled together as large production line saddles are. They are hand-assembled with the highest quality hardware. We pride ourselves in providing a high quality custom product at a production price.

About The Alleghany Mountain Saddle Company...

AMTS was founded in 2004 by John Rettig, of western New York. While out on trail riding trips, it was easy to observe many horses with white spots on their backs. After beginning to pay closer attention, he witnessed horses becoming more sullen, reluctant and/or exhibiting behavior issues as the rides wore on and they became more sore. Looking into saddling options and explosion in saddle fit awareness, it became obvious that there was a need for better saddle fit options that the typical "off the rack" tack. AMTS provides that custom fit, at an affordable price. After working with the company for a number of years, Staci Saulter acquired the company in 2010, and has furthered the company's goals of excellence in product, customer service and customer satisfaction!

At Allegany Mountain Trail Saddles, there are no gimmicks, no false promises of making your horse gait better, or to correct those behavior problems. We won’t promise that we can fit every horse there is, but by trying one of our trees and/or the “Fit To Be Seen Forms” by “Steele” we will promise you this: Your saddle will fit your horse, which will make him or her more comfortable. Also, we customize each saddle to your needs, which will make you more comfortable.

As everyone knows, our saddle starts on a “ Steele" brand saddle tree. Ed Steele is a highly regarded fifth generation saddle tree maker, based in Ashland Tennessee. We use only top quality drum-dyed, 12 oz Wicket and Craig skirting leather and hand selected 10-12 oz. Bridle leather. Wicket and Craig has been tanning leather in North America for 140 years.  In 1990, they moved their operation South from Canada to Pennsylvania. Their new facility is state-of-the-art and very environmentally-conscious.. Our saddles are not stapled together as large production line saddles are. They are hand assembled, put together with stainless steel screws.. Our hardware is also of the highest quality stainless steel and brass. We pride ourselves in providing a custom product at a production price.

What Sets Allegany Mountain Trail Saddles Apart From The Competition? ...


We believe the ability to customize each and every saddle to each individual horse and each individual rider sets us apart from other builders. From the lengthening or shortening of the fenders, customizing the twist or rise of the seat, and custom color combinations, if you dream it, we can probably build it!  Want a little more “stick” in the saddle? Adding a suede seat or roughout jockeys can help with that! Want lightweight? We can do that too! Also the diligence we put into ensuring you have the best fit for your horse is second to none! Each saddle is truly one of a kind, made just for you. These aren’t saddles stapled together on a production line in parts unknown. They are built by Amish craftsman in Western New York. We pride ourselves in offering a custom saddle at a price that won’t break the bank!

Does AMTS Make Any Other Tack or Bridle Products? ...


Yes!! We offer assorted tack items such as headstalls, reins, halter-bridles, rear cinches and breastcollars. These items can be ordered separately, or built alongside your saddle to perfectly match the color, tooling and hardware. View our entire collection of products on this website. Thank you so much for looking, and HAPPY TRAILS!!!

AMTS Offers A Generous Warranty...

Allegany Mountain Trail Saddles warrants to the original purchaser of a saddle. For five years or as long as the original purchaser owns it, we will cheerfully repair or replace a broken tree. This, of course, provides that the saddle has not been subjected to misuse, negligence or accident. Shipping charges to be paid by the purchaser.

Each saddle tree comes with a 5-year limited warranty to be free of original defects, in material and workmanship in normal use from the date of purchase. This warranty is expressly limited to the repair or replacement of the saddle tree. Allegany Mountain Trail Saddles shall not be responsible for any consequential damage or loss occasioned by the use of its products. This warranty is void if the saddle is used in a commercial or rental application.

Allegany Mountain Trail Saddles warrants its custom saddles and tack, to the original purchaser only, to be free of defects in materials and workmanship for one (1) year from the date of purchase. Determination as to whether a product is defective, or is not defective, is determined solely, by Allegany Mountain Trail Saddles. Shipping to return a product to Allegany Mountain Trail Saddles, for defective determination, is borne by the purchaser. Freight to return the product to the purchaser is borne by Allegany Mountain Trail Saddles, in the continental USA only. The company will repair or replace, at it’s sole discretion, any product found by the company to be defective, for use as intended, after return to, and examination by, Allegany Mountain Trail Saddles. This LIMITED ONE YEAR WARRANTY does not cover incidental damages or consequential damages caused by misuse, abuse, accident, or neglect caused by any person(s) or thing(s), purchaser’s sole remedy being repair or replacement, at the sole discretion of Allegany Mountain Trail Saddles. Functional alteration of any kind, by the purchaser, dealer, or other person(s), to the product specifically voids this warranty.

These warranties become null and void if you make any modifications to the saddle.

We at Allegany Mountain Trail Saddles would also like to remind you that there are inherent dangers in the sport of riding horses. Under no circumstances will Allegany Mountain Trail Saddles be liable for any consequential loss, cost, damage or injury arising from the use of any saddle or tack sold. In using the products, you understand and agree to assume all risks and hazards, including the possibility of injury to your horse, yourself and others, that are inherent in this activity. Please be safe.