a CUSTOM SADDLE MAKER from Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, we build high
quality handcrafted custom saddles and tack for everything you can do
“western” on a horse. Whether you are a cowboy or cowgirl at heart or one
who earns a living horseback, you’ll enjoy visiting our SADDLE
GALLERIES of uniquely beautiful but undeniably serviceable tools of the
cowboy trade. Whatever your chosen discipline or riding style, you’ll
find the saddle of your dreams from one of our galleries.
Hopefully, you didn’t come to the Jerry Shaw Custom Saddles web site expecting to find the typical, ordinary, hum-drum saddles so common in today’s market place. As you will soon see, there is nothing ordinary about our extraordinary works of art. Each saddle is carefully designed, skillfully assembled, and masterfully finished using only the finest and highest quality materials available. Each of our saddles is individually handcrafted with one type of buyer in mind. . . the discriminating horseman or horsewoman who demands the very best for themselves and insists on the very best of equipment for their horses.
firmly believe that UTILITY and Beauty can co-exist in perfect harmony
in the western saddle. We try to combine unbridled beauty, unequaled
quality of materials and workmanship, and the latest in style and class
with unparalleled comfort for the horse and rider.
Each Jerry Shaw saddle is painstakingly crafted to achieve the perfect balance of form and function without sacrificing beauty. We understand that BEAUTIFUL doesn't equate to BETTER, but we've found that it doesn't hurt for a great saddle to be uniquely and distinctively gorgeous while being perfectly serviceable.
Please understand that we can and do build Plain Jane saddles for those who want them, but even then we want them to be flawlessly constructed, built of the finest of materials and evidence the handiwork of a skilled and talented craftsman. Being a Plain Jane is no excuse for shoddy or sloppy work and it won't be a part of anything that is shipped out of our shop. We want everyone who rides a Jerry Shaw Custom Saddle to be able to ride with pride. . . and we'll do what it takes on this end to make it possible.
Above all, our goal is QUALITY, not QUANTITY. The result is that every aspect of our saddles is an example of uncompromised quality. Just as the code of the rugged cowboy of the of the Old West was to "always protect the brand" he rode for, each saddle that leaves our shop wears our brand (my name) and is an ambassador of our reputation as a saddle maker. Each is permanently stamped with my name and represents us in the arenas, the trails and the pastures for generations to come. For that reason, the quality goes in it before my name goes on it.