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My First Saddle

James made my first custom saddle around 25yrs ago, very well built. I have purchased 4 britchens from him over the years.I am now going to order 2 gun scabbards. James does high quality work,will continue to buy from him!
- Kelly Freeman

Love to do more business!

I bought a pair of TP1 Tapaderos, 22" long for my customer in Germany. I received them very quickly and they are absolutely stunning, I took a picture for my customer and they are very excited receiving them soon. Thanks for that great workmanship and fair pricing! Would love to do more business with the team of JS Saddlery!
- Sandra Gastell

Custom Holsters

Had a set of custom hOlsters made over a year ago for mounted shooting. ( hearts and cowhide) GREAT quality, broke in fantastic, and still holding up great! Love these and would buy another! Thanks JS Saddlery!
- Sarah

Gun Rigs

I have two guns rigs from them. The first one I had ordered when I first started mounted shooting. I received it very quick, and it was exactly what was promised. I ordered the second one about a year in a smaller size. It again was exactly what I had asked for. My father uses my first one and loves it too. Great products, great people!
- Trena Moore

Chinks and Gun Rigs

Thank You so much!!! Ordered gun rig and needed it for Vegas. James worked above and beyond to get it sent to us as soon as possible. Have ordered Chinks and 3 Gun Rigs for Cowboy Mounted shooting. Thanks for your great workmanship!!!!! And caring to help us out. Reasonable price too!!
- Jeanne Lewis

Great Quality Chinks!

My wife and I just received our chinks...fantastic quality! We are very pleased with the service and quality. I also have a 2 gun holster rig from James that is unbelievable! Exceptional!!!
- Donald Lemmon

Won with my rigs!

Received my rig way sooner than expected. Used them at a shoot 2 days later and won my class. I am so happy with my rig. Everyone that looked at them liked them and thought they are great. Thank you so much Debra
- Debra Bloecher

Rifle Scabbard Review

I needed a rifle scabbard for my Elk rifle. Found J. S. Saddlery on the net. James walked me through the process. It arrived yesterday (very fast turnaround). Superb craftsmanship ! Fits the rifle like a glove and is as solidly build as a good roping saddle. These folks know what they are doing.
- Flint Lockwood


I ordered tapaderos and received them fast. I am very pleased with the excellent quality. Would highly recommend to anyone and will be ordering again very soon. Thank you.
- Drew Miers

Saddle Making Class

I just finished saddle class and making a saddle. It's one I will enjoy. James doesn't care what you want to build he will show you how and continue to answer your questions. He loves sharing his vast knowledge with you gained from many years in the shop with his grandfather and his own years of working with leather. What a great learning experiance. James makes things simple. I was self taught reading books and repairing saddles some things I just wouldn't do anymore because they took too long. After years of frustration I am anxious to get back in the shop. James patiently let me get thru my bad habits and would kindly show me an easier, simpler or better way. This school is for the person wanting to get started or for the ones like me who wondered if some of the steps couldn't be a bit easier. He showed me how to do things in an easier way and have time to make a better product. I can't wait to come back.
- Big Jim Sage

Saddle Restoration

My saddle restoration is fantastic! JS Sabddlery has exceeded my expectations. James went the extra mile, making improvements beyond what was originally quoted without raising the price! I couldn't be more pleased. Qualiy and affordability, a rare combination these days. Thanks JS Saddlery. I will be back for more.
- Rusty Gabriel

Saddle Restoration

My saddle restoration is fantastic! JS Sabddlery has exceeded my expectations. James went the extra mile, making improvements beyond what was originally quoted without raising the price! I couldn't be more pleased. Qualiy and affordability, a rare combination these days. Thanks JS Saddlery. I will be back for more.
- Rusty Gabriel

Quality Work

If you are looking to make a quality saddle with the help of good honest and humble people like James and his wife, look no further. I went to his class with open eyes and open ears and learned far more then I expected. Not only that I was able to bring home a quality saddle to which I have already received 3 offers to buy it, and I've only been back for 2 days. So I want to thank you James and Mona for making me feel home, creating a beautiful saddle, and trying some of your amazing bacon. Thank you once again and I will be attending your class again this year.
- Matt Wheaton

Stunning Scabbard

I purchased the R#10 Fully enclosed lined rifle scabbard and am very pleased with it. It is well made, very durable and the full lining - all will protect my rifle without worry. I'm very pleased with my purchase and would not hesitate to purchase again from JS Saddlery.
- Ken W

Fantastic Craftsmanship

Fantastic craftsmanship, perfectly finished in a very timely way, and very competitive/reasonable price & value. Just outstanding all around ! Doug Peters
- Doug Peters


Tapaderos, Good quality leather, nicely made, Look the part, could not ask for more. Just great. Not common in this country so will shine. thanks James
- Joe Stanford

Fast Orders!

I found this site looking for mounted shooting holsters, and my husband and I found some styles we liked, and then had them tweaked to what we wanted them to look like. Our orders were done quickly and looked just like what we wanted. I would recommend these guys to anyone, and I've had several ask where we got ours made already! I plan to order matching chaps in the future!
- Stephanie and Stan Hattaway

Mounted Shooting Holsters

I found this site searching for mounted shooting holsters- loved his designs- and am more than pleased with the custom belt and holster set he made me! He is extremely fast with service and most amenable to work with. I highly recommend him for any leather work you need! Thanks again Jim, Michelle
- Michelle Maxfield

Beautiful Holsters!

I got my gun belt and holsters in 2 weeks as promised and it is beautiful! I took one from the website and made a few changes to it and got exactly what I asked for. Excellent quality and customer service. And you can't beat the price! I got it Friday and shot with it this weekend and everyone at the shoot was impressed - with the rig - not my shooting!
- Mary D.

Truly One Of a Kind

Just got my new shooting belt and holsters today, and am so very excited about them!! They look great and are truly a one of a kind, James took my idea and created it perfectly, the leather is great. I looked all over online and James had the best prices. He did an amazing job! Will definitely tell others about him. Thanks James!
- Hannah

What an Amazing Class

I finished James' saddle building class last Friday (5 July 2013). Wow! What an experience and what a beautiful saddle! Words can't express just how tickled I am with my new saddle! It came out far beyond my wildest dreams and is something I will treasure the rest of my life. My wife has already put in her order to me for a saddle If you're interested in building your own saddle, do it James is great with his teaching style and you'll learn far more than you may have thought possible! I've been involved in health care and health care education for 37 years. James runs his hands on class in a manner that parallels how I run my own lab courses, he knows when to step in and when to step back and when to apply some pressure to keep things going forward. His manner of returning to a previously learned skill for applying to a new lesson is stellar! Wonderful experience ,lots of new information to digest , lots of new things with which to experiment , and, best of all I get to buy new tools! Thanks, again, James! Your saddle class was just spectacular!
- Doc Carman


I was hesitant ordering leather online but after receiving my rig I could not be more pleased. I sent the order completely custom to what I wanted. I received the order 2 weeks before I expected it and unfortunately the holsters were right instead of left 🙁 I called and was told to keep the right handed ones and they would just make me two new left handed ones to put on the rig. I received my new holsters within a week and all was perfect. Leather is heavy and well stitched, custom work looks superb, the customer service is better than I have ever encountered and all for $200 or more cheaper than I could have gotten it somewhere else. I will certainly be a repeat customer, and keep in mind I am from the other side of the country...
- Allen I.

Beautiful Craftsmanship

I just received my Ladies gun rig, style L-10. I love it. The craftsmanship is beautiful and the quality is beyond compare. My husband is jealous now. My rig is so much nicer than his. Thank you so much.
- Christy Larson

Thank You!!!

Don't do what I did. I've been wanting to build a saddle for nine years. I was afraid I might screw it up. I had a blast learning to build and repair a saddle. I was shoeing a horse for a client today and they said they had a saddle with broken strings. I took a look at it and with what I learned from James I said no problem. Don't put it off any longer to get your butt in a saddle you made. THANKS JAMES
- George Albert

Great Gun Rig!

Thank you! The gun rig is just great. I will be telling all my friends! It is a excellent! Thanks again.
- Dennis Grose

Superb Scabbard

Couldn't ask for better product and customized service. Love my new full sized scabbard. No more scratches and easy to transport. Fits both my Henry Big Boy and Winchester 94. Thank you Jim.
- Mike

Mounted Shooting Holsters

I phoned Jim to order a set of Mounted Shooting Holsters for my daughter. I received them in less than two weeks, custom made ...... all the way to CT. I have a pair made by Jim in 2007, and they are great. I have won CMSA State and Regional Championships with them. Great price, great workmanship, great service. You can't go wrong with Jim.
- Bruce Tolhurst



Amazing Craftsmanship

I contacted James over the phone about ordering a mounted shooting holster that he had on his website. His craftsmanship is amazing and the turn-around was great. I had it within a week of ordering it. I checked several different places and JS saddlery is by far the best. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for great quality and price that beats the others.
- Steph Pienta

Custom Headstall

I ride an American Mammoth Jackstock donkey who is 15hh. He's big, but he's not shaped like a horse of the same size. The head of this donkey is huge, and getting a regular headstall on him with his very large (18") ears is difficult. Nobody makes headstalls for donkeys; they make headstalls for horses and mules!! So I took my problem to James, and he made me a custom headstall that is absolutely gorgeous, affordable, and fits my donkey's head perfectly, and he did it all in a time frame that I appreciate more than I can say. I wish I could upload a picture so you could appreciate just how nice this tack is. I'm a very satisfied customer
- Barbara Gorzycki

Custom Mounted Shooting Holster

Received my custom made mounted shooting holster and belt last week. After leaving my guns in the holsters all week to streach them out I used them this weekend and they worked great.Very pleased with the holsters and service .
- Bruce Kane

Just Keep Coming Back for More!

I was at the Double E 2 years ago and stopped by Jim's shop for a hat and chinks. The workmanship and price was excellent. Last year I ordered a custom-made gun rig. Love it. I loved it so much that I just ordered set of cowboy cuffs and a pant belt to match. Perfect.
- Kim Barduca

High Quality and Fast!

Just received my custom made left-handed mounted shooting holster and belt. Love it! Thanks so much for the high-quality and quick turn around.
- Theresa Reynolds

Custom Scabbard

I spoke to James over the phone regarding making me a scabbard for my scoped Henry Big Boy. He was very pleasant to talk with. He said I would have it by the end of the week. It came as promised and it was beautiful. Fit my gun like a glove. I have gotten several compliments over it. I had seen other scabbards, not nearly as nice and for more money. I will definitely be calling James for my future leather needs.
- Christian Menard

Great Job Jim!

Great looking set of holsters. Cant wait to try them out. Will be contacting soon for a new pair of chaps. Great job Jim.
- Randy Johnson

100% Satisfaction!

I could have spent a lot more and not been as satisfied! Thanks Jim, I will be back for more!
- Ken

Saddle Making Class is a Must

I attended the saddle making class at JS Saddlery and it was excellent. I have now finished my second saddle at home with some help and phone calls to James at JS Saddlery. The course is tailor made to fit your schedule and is great for even a beginner. Excellent one on one course for anyone utilizing the highest quality leather, tools, choice of high quality saddle trees etc. Course is very fairly priced, just search the internet. Would recommend the course to anyone. I have been doing business with JS Saddlery for over 6 years purchasing handmade ranch saddles as well as a variety of tack. I have always been impressed with the quality of their work and reasonable prices.
- Aaron B.

Jim is the Best in the Business

This is the second time I've done business with Jim at JS Saddlery. He's made custom chinks and gunbelts for my daughter, granddaughter, and grandson who compete in CMSA. I talk to Jim on the phone with a design in mind and what I'm looking for. After we're done tossing ideas around I leave the rest up to him knowing I will be completely satisfied. He has always amazed me with the final product in both design and workmanship. His prices are extremely reasonable for this type of custom work. Jim is both an exceptional artist and craftsman and his work is of the highest quality. I wouldn't consider going anywhere else. If you haven't tried Jim you should. He is the best.
- Joyce Bartlett

Excellent Workmanship and Durability!!

I needed a scabbard for my scoped Marlin 30-30. Jim gave me a terrific price for a custom built lined leather scabbard at half the price that others are charging. It's a perfect fit with excellent workmanship and heavy leather for durability. Thanks!
- Joe

Amazing Prices.

I have been doing business with Jim Sturgeon of JS Saddlery for over three years and frankly if I listed every positive you simply would not believe this post. That being said my horse is a Shire, in short twice the size of normal horses and to say the least challenging to fit. If fact, the only piece of tack I own that was not built special for him is my lead rope. Jim tackled this difficult and tedious project with patience and great skill and his workmanship is above reproach. Everything from a custom fitted saddle to custom tailored accessories; Jim’s work is amazing. I buy from no one else and once you have dealt with him neither will you. And if all this wasn’t enough consider this: after three years his prices still astound me.
- Dave R

Amazing Quality and Excellent Customer Service

I have ordered several things from JS Saddlery now such as holsters, tapaderos, chaps, and a couple other things. I have been extremely impressed with the quality and will definitely continue to order from them. The customer service is fantastic. I would highly recommend taking a look at their equipment and giving them a call.
- Larry Shockley

Gun Rig

I bought my gun rig 2 yrs ago and could not be happier with it. I am glad to tell everyone who ask where I purchased it.
- J Works

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