As a competitor myself, one of the most difficult challenges I faced with purchasing saddles was finding a saddle that was versatile, beautiful, well fitting, and comfortable. After having five different custom saddles built for one of my horses and not being completely satisfied with any of them, I decided to start designing and building saddles for myself and other discriminating competitors.
My priority is designing a saddle with the highest level of quality. All Capo Custom Saddles are skillfully crafted by hand and are made with the highest quality materials available; 13-15 ounce Grade A Hermann Oak leather from St. Louis, Missouri, premium woolskin lining, and a fiberglass wrapped wooden tree that is backed with a lifetime warranty – original owner and reasonable use only.
Functionality of design is highly important to me. Too many saddles can hinder feel, movement, and performance. As a competitor myself, I have tried to remain very thoughtful in the design of these saddles. All Capo Custom Saddles feature a signature close contact cut skirt and narrow fenders to maximize feel. I offer a true lady length fender so there is no bulk at the bottom. Unlike many other builders, I do not buy trees in bulk. I prefer to consult with prospective buyers to determine fit.