Designed for horsemen by horsemen.
The Saddle House was founded by Adam Schwalm in 2014. Showing western horses all throughout his youth, Adam made his way to Texas Tech University and was a member of the National Champion Ranch Horse Team. After graduating with an Animal Science degree, Adam spent the next several years training horses and as the marketing director for a large horse farm in Central Texas. During that time, Adam began to trade used saddles and tack for his own personal use and fun. After filling up the office, spare bedroom and garage with saddles and tack, The Saddle House was officially in business in 2014.
In the beginning, The Saddle House was well-known for being a great place to shop for high-end used saddles and tack with a great reputation for honesty and great quality at a fair price. After building a large online presence and following, Adam and longtime friend and horseman, Andrew Andersen, hit the road with a small trailer loaded with quality western gear. With a passion and excitement for the western industry and helping people find better gear, Adam and Andrew spent most weekends on the road at horse shows or traveling to customers to help them fit horses and find the right saddle.
After several years retailing high end new and used saddles, Saddle House Custom Saddles came to fruition. Every saddle is handmade in Texas from the finest materials and endorsed by some of the best professionals in the business. Specializing in cowhorse, cutting, reining and barrel racing saddles, our small team in the saddle shop is second to none. Quality and consistency is paramount and attention to detail is key. Every saddle is personally finished and inspected by Adam before leaving the shop.
Today, The Saddle House is known around the world for quality western gear. The team has spent years putting together one of the best collections of handmade western tack available for purchase in one place. The saddles are selling off the rack faster than they can be made and spots for custom orders stay full.
You can still find us on the road at most major cowhorse and ranch horse events. The team has expanded. With Adam spending more time with his wife and two kids or in the shop, Andrew Andersen runs the show on the road. David Chozick is in charge of the web sales and website. Cole Stanford heads up the leather shop. Michaela Corn is the newest team member and works in the sales department. If you have any questions, please reach out to the team- they are the best in the business.
Next time you’re in South Texas, swing by the shop for a visit!