Handcrafted Saddles & Saddle Repair

Specializing in Trooper and Western Saddles

The Saddle Shop

Great Deals on Bridles, Breast Straps and More!

Saddle Repair

Quality Repair for Western and Trooper Saddles

About The Saddle Guy

The Story of a Man, a Few Saddles and a Dream.

My Values

The Foundation for Everything We Do Here

Our Family Legacy

Four decades ago, my father’s saddle shop established a respected, time-honored legacy of Parrish saddlemakers.

As a young teen, I worked many long, summer days by his side, learning the ins-and-outs of saddlery. Since his passing, I’ve carried on the family trade, creating my own shop, The Saddle Guy, in 2005.

American Craftsmanship

By only using fine, American leather and local craftsmanship, I’ve ensured these saddles are built to last. Nobody invests in a saddle expecting to replace it in four years. If properly cared for, they should last a lifetime. That’s my attitude.

Visit the shop to see my work, or scroll down to read testimonials from satisfied customers.

Great Customer Service

There’s a little joke I like to tell people, “I don’t just build saddles. I build relationships.” If not for my customers, I wouldn’t be able to live out my passion.

That’s why there’s a contact form at the bottom of this page. And if you have a problem, I want to help. I believe in making things right. If there’s an issue, we’ll fix it.


Kind Words from Satisfied Customers

"The quality is top-notch!"

I’m very pleased with all my dealings with Kevin. The quality is top-notch; my tack is well designed and very durable. Thanks!

Sean Derrig

Tiskilwa, Illinois

"Everywhere I go, people comment on how beautiful it is."

Kevin made a beautiful bridle and breast strap for me in black with silver conchos. Everywhere I go, people comment on how beautiful it is. It truly stands out on my blue roan.

Ruthann Epp

"The Most Comfortable Saddle I Have Ever Ridden"

I am very pleased with my trooper saddle that you built for me. It is now starting to relax down and break in. It is the most comfortable saddle I have ever ridden.

Brian H.

Smithville, MS

"I Could Not be Happier with the Work"

I had contacted three other master saddlers before I found your name and they all refused to even try to fix the saddle. Thank you for doing a great job, I could not be happier with the work.


Valley Head, AL

"One of the Best Saddles Produced Today"

He has taken the best of both worlds to create a saddle that is custom-made with attributes of mass production. There is no doubt in my mind that Kevin Parrish loves what he does and cares enough about quality that he makes one of the best saddles produced today.

Gary C.

Ramer, AL

"Don’t See How You Could Ask for More."

I just returned from a long ride looking at the yearlings and wanted you to know that the saddle is wonderful….really don’t see how you could ask for more.

Thanks….I know it will get even better as it breaks in and I will let you know.

Rick S.

Aspermont, TX

"Thank You for a Superb Job!"

I want to thank you for a superb job on the plantation saddle. I am very pleased.

Terry M.

Shelbyville, TN

"The Saddle is Dreamy!!!"

Kevin, the saddle is dreamy!!!! I love, love it… Probably one of the most comfortable saddles I’ve sat in and so far no protest from my horses. My husband rode it too and loved it. I am very happy with my saddle, workmanship and customer service.


"I love your work!"

Kevin, I received my saddle today and it looks wonderful! I have highly recommended you on the forum! Beautiful work on the flank billets, the tooling matches like they are OEM. I love your work!


Scandinavia, WI

"Hit the Ball out of the Park"

Kevin, you’ve hit the ball out of the park… It is stunning! Absolutely beautiful! I love the magnolia and the trim pattern. Send me some business cards to give to people who see it and want your name. Great job.

Sandy K.

Marion, IL

About The Saddle Guy

I’m Kevin Parrish, but most people know me as The Saddle Guy. Some of my earliest memories are of the rhythmic pounding of my father’s mallet, the smell of old leather and horse sweat, and the feel of a new piece of fine-made tack. While most boys were playing with toy trucks under the kitchen table, I was learning life lessons, fixing saddles, and developing a passion for making fine, handcrafted leather goods.

I’ve spent nearly 30 years learning and refining techniques to build the finest possible catalog of saddles and tack for field and trail. Whether I’m building your dream saddle or reviving an old favorite, your satisfaction is my top priority.

I’ve listed some of my most popular items above, but visit the shop for a complete list. Interested in some custom work? Or just have a question? Contact me, and let me know how I can help. Thank you for taking your time to visit my site.

Kevin Parrish, The Saddle Guy

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