As a die-hard Hunter Princess who has waded into the world of Western riding and tack, I find myself jonesing for better quality and or stuff like headstalls made in special dimensions to fit my English-dimensioned horses. I have found a few custom this-n-that makers that I like, but I am sure there is more stuff out there.
A couple I can think of and/or have used:
Fallis Saddles: https://www.fallisbalancedsaddles.com/
The saddle with the monogram on the fender is one that they made for me and my whacky-wide mare. I had wanted one of these forever and ever. I have a very hard-to-fit mare and, luck put me, the mare and John Fallis (second generation saddle-maker) in the same town. My wallet was there, too, sigh. I knew that this mare needed someone who could fit her from the tree up, and John did not disappoint. Fallis saddles have long been the close contact, Crosby Prix-des-Nations of Western saddles. They put you close to the horse and, if you get them rigged right, right up close to the withers. It’s a ride I like.
My favorite rope halter maker, Sundance Halters, no longer does custom work. That’s a bummer, as I got a great training halter with some custom sliding knots up by the pole from her. Here’s her website anyway:
Ooh, and if I had the money, I’d get Frecker’s to make me a saddle:
Last but not least, I think these sisters in Montana make beautiful mohair cinches.
Have you guys used any of these makers, or do you have other favorites?
Anyone have a favorite halter maker?