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Each KTS model is built on Kenda’s ~ Simple Promise philosophy. 

  • Tree:  We have chosen the Dennis Lane's Equine Back Profiling System, for its ease of use for you to provide an accurate representation of your horse’s withers and back for our tree makers.

  • Custom-Fitted, Bench Made Tree – made of Poplar wood with 3-layers of fiberglass cloth and 3 additional covers of fiberglass cloth at the joints (6 layers).  The entire tree is covered with a fiberglass Epoxy Resin matrix for strengthening, smoothing and long-term protection.  Tree made to our specifications with 5 ½”+ bar width; 23” bar length on 15” seat & 24” bar length on 16” seat.

  • Best Quality Leather Available:  Herman Oak – or – Wickett & Craig

  • Hardware:  Selected for its lasting durability, eye appeal, and compliment to the fine leather. 

  • Craftspeople – Each KTS saddle is bench made, one-at-a-time by artisans with many years of experience.

 

Any KTS saddle model can be personalized with the following options to make your KTS saddle uniquely your own:

  • Custom Carving/Stamping

  • Inlaid, Padded or Hard Seat

  • Custom Hand Made Conchos

  • Breast Collar 

  • Rear Cinch - Included in some models

  • 5 Star - 7/8” Custom Pad -made to fit individual saddle model(s).

  • 5 Star - Cutter Cinch Customer Choice of Natural or Chocolate Color

  • Don Orrell Stirrups 

Each Kenda’s Texas Saddles model was carefully chosen for its place in the history of the West.  Each has its own unique story.  Each shrouded with the legacy of the tough men and women who settled there.  Our craftspeople understand this history and the contribution each has made to the relationship between horse and rider.

Reward Yourself!

  • KTS Visalia – For the rider desiring a bit of "flash" in their chosen discipline.
     

  • KTS Visalia Single Skirt - One of Two Single Skirt models.  
     

  • KTS Western Classic – Eitan Beth Halachmy's personal favorite Single Skirt..
     

  • KTS Cowboy Dressage/Trail Cheyenne
    “When dressage fits your needs, but a Stetson fits your lifestyle.”
     

  • KTS Wade – Tom Dorrance and Ray Hunt inspired.
     

  • KTS Rancher – For the Rancher within. Great for any discipline.

    (Note: Prices subject to change with input cost.  Deposits are non-refundable.)

Visalia Style Elements (Our Interpretation):

  • Visalia 3B Slick Fork, Benchmade Tree

  • Straight-Up, Round Cantle

  • Tapadero Stirrup is an option

  • Choose a Round or Square Skirt Model

 

For the rider desiring a bit of ‘flash’ in their chosen discipline.  All purpose riding. 

 

“As long as the cattle are raised on big American ranches, the legacy of the Vaquero will endure.  On the Pacific Coast and on Nevada ranches, buckaroos still carry long ropes, slick-forked saddles and use silver mounted spade bits and spurs.”

(Source:  The History of the Vaquero – Phil Livingston)

Visalia Single Skirt Style Elements (Our Interpretation):

  • Visalia 3B Slick Fork, Bench Made Tree

  • Straight-Up, Round Cantle

  • Light Weight Single Skirt - Under 25 Pounds for 15" seat size.

  • Rough out or Smooth Seat Jockey and Fenders

 

 Trails, Cowboy Dressage, Working Equitation, Barrel Racing.  All purpose riding.  

Introducing the NEW DESIGN for 2018

 Western Classic Style Elements:

  • Slick Fork

  • Cheyenne Roll Cantle

  • Wood Post Horn

  • Single Close Contact Cut Away Skirt

  • Inlaid Seat

 

Note:  With wide stirrup fenders and full, square rounded skirt, this saddle offers a ‘canvass’ for the expression of your inner-creative streak with unique carvings and borders.  All purpose riding.

 

This saddle is a customer favorite with all the bells and whistles.  Perfect for the discipline of your choice or pleasure riding out on the trails.  Saddle pictured made for Eitan Beth-Halachmy Founder of the sport Cowboy Dressage. www.cowboydressage.com

Cheyenne -All Purpose, Cowboy Dressage Style Elements:

  • Slick Fork

  • Cheyenne Style Cantle

  • Choose Either Inlaid or Padded Seat

All purpose riding.  

Wade Style Elements:

  • Wade Slick Fork

  • Wood-Post, Wrapped Horn and Rope Strap

  • Round Cantle with Pencil Roll

 

Note:  Time-tested working saddle with great ‘old-school’ looks.  This model carries forward the true legacy of the working cowboy.

 

For the rider looking for a great looking saddle that will be comfortable working all day or enjoying a long afternoon on the trails.  All purpose riding. 

Rancher Style Elements:

  • Will James Swell

  • Duckbill Dally Horn

  • Cheyenne Roll Cantle

 

Note:  The story of these great ranches continues to unfold as each faces the realities of generational change.  

 

For the rider wanting the look and feel enjoyed by the countless cowboys working these storied spreads.  All purpose riding.