Thank you for your interest in G Bar G Saddles. I have
been building saddles since 1965 and under the G Bar G name since 1971.
Our main line for many years was our
Bronc Saddle. We
have become well known and respected in the sport of Rodeo. From time to
time I made a few Stock Saddles but my love was for building Bronc
Saddles. When I came up with the combination that has become so popular
with Rodeo and Ranch people, men and women alike, I started spending
more time and thought in trying to make the best Stock Saddle I could.
I have always tried to make the saddle the working
cowboy could use every day, all day and still enjoy his job. The perfect
combination was shown to me by an old timer at my booth the first year
the Finals were in Las Vegas. He said, “if I would have had my Bronc
Saddle Cantle on the Toots Mansfield style saddle I was showing him, he
would buy it!” This got me thinking and I went to work on this tree
design as soon as I got home. I took a low Association and raised it 1”
in height on the swell, put my leg cut under the swell to narrow down
the front end like a slick fork and put my 4 1/2” Bronc Cantle on it.
The rig is a 7/8 Montana Flat Plate rig I redesigned,
taking it behind the cantle rather than up into the seat, giving more
forward free stirrup leather movement and is still balanced for strength
and gives a narrow feel. I finished with the hand carved ground seat
that I put in all my saddles.
I spend between two and three hours cutting the ground
seat and sitting in it to make sure there is no hot spots or places that
will sore you. If we know your special needs, we can put those in for
you. This is the part of the saddle that has to be perfect or your
saddle will not have that comfort we strive to put in all our saddles.
You should feel as good when you get off your horse at the end of the
day as when you get on.
The outer shell of the saddle is made custom for each
individual and their personal preference. We make the changes you need
for the job you are doing or the look you want. All the saddles on this
site are ones made for someone. You can choose the whole look of one
saddle or take parts from many saddles and combine to get the look you
We have also designed a set of specialty saddles for
event competitors. If you are serious about winning in
barrel racing, take a look at
our Steer Wrestling and
Roping saddles, and
I dedicate this catalog in memory of my Dad, Gene George
for all the great work and support he gave all of us (at 93 years of
age) at G Bar G Saddles. Thanks, Dad.
We would be glad to talk to you about any
of the saddles in the catalog or any of your ideas. Feel free to call us
at 307-856-4717 or email us at