About Our Saddles
Western Sky is a stocking dealer for McCall Saddle Co as well as other fine saddle makers, and our exclusive hand crafted saddles carry the name "Cowboss". We usually have a good selection of Slick Fork Wade, Association, All Around Rancher, Cutter, and Working Cowhorse saddles. Some of each are usually in stock, and many are custom ordered to our customers specification. Custom orders are typically 4 months, or if a tree is in stock then sometimes it only takes about 4-6 weeks.
We are also dealers for Cactus, Courts, Rocking R, and others. Please call us to check stock status if you are looking for a Roper, Barrel Racer, Reiner, Show or Pleasure Saddle by any of these makers.
Our used saddles are thoroughly inspected, and we only offer used saddles that we would ride in ourselves.
COWBOSS SADDLES are custom designed and hand crafted from the ground up. Whether it be a Wade like the one shown here or any of our other types, each is built one at a time with care and attention to detail. Saddles that bear the "Cowboss" stamp are recognized as a ready to use working rig that's built to last.
Our Cowboss and McCall saddles are built on the famous Timberline Tree. It all starts with select Lodgepole Pine harvested from the Uintah mountains in northern Utah.
We also work with other custom tree makers in the US and Canada.
After the components have been assembled, each bare tree undergoes checks to make sure it is straight, true, and symmetrical.
Next, the tree is wrapped in rawhide. This process involves applying the wet rawhide around the tree and then hand sewing the seems with deerhide lace. The rawhide covered tree is slowly cured in a temperature controlled kiln which causes the rawhide to shrink tight around the wood.
These trees have been cured out, inspected, and are ready to become the foundation of someone's custom made saddle.