IF you are interested in the hands on experience of coming to the shop and BUILDING YOUR OWN SADDLE for a career or to just truthfully and proudly say, "I built that!" please call 719-846-7822 for cost and information. YOUR SKY is YOUR LIMIT!!!
The cost of schooling is determined by the BASE COST of the quality of saddle you desire to build! YOU can choose to build both saddle and tree 100% from the start or build on a factory tree like most. For building a lightweight saddle on an injection molded RALIDE tree the cost is $2,500.00 IF you have prior leather working experience. Materials are furnished in all classes that will build the saddle IF NO WASTE is caused by mistakes. Added cost is charged for additional leather or materials necessary to do it right.
SORRY, I can not allow apprentice saddlemaker positions as it requires much more time to educate! This is something commonly asked for by people wanting to learn. THE BEST PERSON to build that first saddle for is YOURSELF! While you are building your saddle I will be building another along side you to teach you by example! I wish I had been offered the opportunity to learn the right way like this from the start! I would have saved a lot of money and headaches 52 years ago, and my first saddle would have looked a LOT BETTER! THE WORST THING anybody can do for a career is to put out a few rough looking saddles at the start and have them hanging around forever!