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For those coming from an English saddle seeking more security, the PLANTATION Endurance is the one for you. The Endurance Plantation places the biothane leathers under the seat jocky and over the flap so there is no chance of pinching as you find with many English saddles. You can also add a pair of soft seat leather velcro on “tubes” to keep the biothane off the saddle and zero pinchin/ride in shorts! The Plantation model comes with all the trail hardware needed for carrying all your gear. Weighs approximately 17 lbs. Standard options include nylon endurance stirrups, your choice of Trail or Flat seat, roll over cantle, trail hardware, three position stirrup placement. Shown in the photo the Trail Seat, and upgrades pencil roll cantle, edge tooling, leather covered endurance stirrups. Base price includes endurance stirrups, hardware, your choice of seat style, roll over cantle $2089.00



We offer a slide on over the biothane leathers narrow fender as an upgrade to the Plantation model.

Added fender position adjustment feature: for rider comfort, we have an easy to change feature allows you to move your fenders, should you prefer, to one of three stationary positions depending on your riding style and how you are built. You do not have to position them, you can also leave them free swinging. Gaited riders typically leave them alone, whereas active posting riders use the position adjustment to insure their riding in a balanced feet under you position. The best way to try it out is to do just that: ride and try it out in all the positions, and then free swinging. All you need is a flat head screw driver​.


Cantle Height
Available in 3.5″” cantle, Standard is the roll over style, or upgrade to the Cheyenne Roll or Pencil Roll style.

Roll Over

Cheyenne Roll

Pencil Roll


Standard stainless hardware. Upgrade to the Jerimiah Wyatt Horseshoe hardware.

Some folks want footmans loops, a crupper ring, mule britchen rings, and/or extra rings for trail gear. For a small upcharge we can add additional hardware.

Seat Choices

Smooth or suede leather, black, dark brown and light brown

Suspended Trail Seat: a deeper seat, the narrowest twist, with a soft rise in front and pocket to sit in

Suspended Flat Seat: the rise is a full 1″ lower where it connects to the pommel or swell. The Flat seat also gives a slightly wider sitting area for those riders needing a bit more width. The Flat seat with a Cheyenne roll cantle offers the ultimate “more” sit area feel.

Saddle Color

From left to right: Black, Brown, Dark Chestnut, Light Chestnut, Golden, Walnut, Dark Oil Brown


Standard are the nylon endurance, upgrade to leather wrapped, side leather wrap, hooded, leather covered weste



We understand that rigging is a part of saddle fit. Most treed saddles use fixed position rigging. Having adjustable rigging allows you to customize the fit to each animal and aids in keeping your saddle in the correct position. We offer our English two billet (a billet to the front and rear under the jocky, slides through a flat rectangle leather guide and adjusts right at your girth). If adjustable rigging is not something you desire, you can choose stationary center fire that can be fitted for western, still a better choice than the very forward one ring version that often leads to saddles moving and shifting.
X WIDE English 1 1/2″ Billets with Guide

X WIDE Buckle with Neoprene Girth
All stainless, elastic on both ends, choose your size. Most DD saddles use 26, 28, 30″


Any and all of the Steele Saddle Tree Company tree fits for horses and mules from Paso Fino’s to drafts to Mammoth Donkeys to Welch Cobs and all the gaited breeds, Arabs and everything in between. We don’t build saddles by the breed, we build saddles by the fit! We won’t build your gaited saddle necessarily on a “gaited tree”. Nor will be necessarily build a mule saddle on a “mule tree”. We build saddles on trees that fit.

Seat Size

14-18 (additional upcharge for 14 and 18)

Skirt Style

The Endurance TEK is built with a short single skirt and one layer of leather to house the rear D. Skirt length just barely comes beyond the tree. For example seat size 16 measures approximately 24″ long.


Additionally, we offer the following upgrades:

Sweat Flap
Two-tone colors on the saddle
Double Diamond Matching Tack
Matching Bucking Rolls

Return Policy

Unless the saddle maker or myself are in error, your signed returned email“accepted as written” is your commitment to your saddle and there is no return policy. We strive to insure that your saddle is built on a tree that will fit your animal and your designs are specific to your style choice. We have a 99% success rate when it comes to fit. We are professional fitters with years of experience.
​We are happy to assist you in selling your saddle by posting it on our website under ‘saddles in stock for sale” should your animal unfortunately pass over the rainbow, is injured, or other unforeseen circumstances. As your animal changes we are happy to assist you in learning the art of “reading your fit” whether it be for a changing growing animal or a new or different animal. We choose trees with changes in mind and they are very generous to allow for thicker and/or shimmed saddle pads should that be necessary. Keep in mind however that a larger wider animal may not fit into a saddle built for a narrow smaller animal. Our together time leading up to your final order includes much needed information so as to choose a tree based on the measurements static and movement statically. We have a very high rate of success helping our customers.

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