“Having been a wilderness horseback outfitter/guide for over 20 years, I couldn’t have done it with out John Owens, of O.W. Saddles.  I put  O.W. Saddles pack equipment to the real “stress test” and it not only kept me in business but made my living.  John’s workmanship, attention to detail and designs  are what it takes to fit your horse/mule and use requirements.  John designed several custom and special project needs because he has a real working knowledge of the needs of the horsemen.   O.W. Saddles repairs are first class, safe and often better than the original equipment.

Thank you OW Saddles and John Owens.”

- Denney Schilthuis - Durango, CO

“I met John Owens in approximately 1985 when I purchased pack saddle panniers from him. I was impressed with the quality of the work. About three years later, I ordered a pair of custom made shot gun chaps from John. Again the work was top quality and I’m still wearing the chaps. I have given and continue to do so all my leather tack in need of repair to John, and always the work was accomplished promptly and at a reasonable price. Eventually, we discussed John making a custom saddle for me, which he did. The saddle was of really good quality and made according to our mutual design. I have used the saddle for about 15 years and have received numerous compliment from other riders about its quality. Currently John is making a bridle for me. I still give all my tack to John for repair and I would highly recommend John owens for anyone wanting custom work or tack repairs. His work is excellent and his advice is always sound.”

- Gordon Schieman – Colorado

John has done tack repair for me and made me two pair of reins. He listens to my requests and asks questions to be sure of what I want. He does excellent repairs and I love my reins! This winter in Morristown, I am having John make a back cinch, (which I lost,) for my saddle. I’ve been disappointed with two saddle makers here in Minnesota but John has restored my faith with his excellent workmanship.

- Pamela Mason, MN

I highly recommend O.W. Saddles John has always gone above and beyond in service and quality. John has done numerous jobs for me from saddle repair of all sorts, custom made holsters for different guns, shoulder holsters for different pistols, rifle scabbards, saddle bags, custom made knife sheaths, custom made chaps all have been of great quality and done on a timely basis with instructions about their care and cleaning.

- Larry Lawrence – Wickenburg, AZ