Modeste Creek Saddles

PHOTO GALLERY

This is a small collection of some of Jeff's work. All of the items were custom built for clients, so if you see something you like, or changes you want to make let us know. Scroll over-top of the pictures for a description.

Custom Saddles

Here are some custom saddles in various stages of completion.

Chinks, Chaps and Armita's 

Spur Straps, Knife Cases, Hobble Straps, Tapadero's 

We will be uploading many more photo's - Please check back soon! 

SADDLE RESTORATION

A Client wanted his father's old saddle restored for his daughter to use. As you can see it was quite an undertaking. The saddle had been stored in the rafters of a shed for many years and the birds made a nest out of it. We reused most of the original leather, only added new where it had been destroyed by birds or mice. We re-did the seat, added padding and putting new purple leather that our client wanted. Almost all the stitching and all the diamond spots were done by hand, because the leather already had holes in it from the old ones. We refinished and oiled the entire saddle, added new saddle strings and conchos and now its a brand new saddle. It is a long process, but worth it in the end. Our client's father didn't even believe that it was his old saddle. He was very happy that his saddle can be used for another 100 years.

 

Modeste Creek Saddles                   Jeff Wheale                  Winfield Alberta Canada