‘Serving the partnership’ means that Steele Saddle Tree will not make a change for the convenience of either the saddler or rider if doing so causes it to sore the horse. The ‘partnership’ is not a monolithic, singular entity. There are vast numbers of saddlers, riders and horses who interact and combine in innumerable ‘partnerships’, each with its own specialized interests. We provide for this disparate assortment of wants and needs with the extensive variety of styles and fits available in each of our product lines. If we don’t currently offer exactly what you need or are looking for, we can tool it up, make the necessary modification, or even put your ideas into production. Steele Saddle Tree, LLC adheres to principles and practices established in the industry prior to the advent of the automobile. In those times competition was primarily between alliances or teams of tree and saddle makers, not among individual tree makers vying for the same saddler customers. These ‘teams’ had generally much the same high volume items, but all tended to have areas in which they specialized

. If you had a certain build horse or unique requirement, there was likely a saddler who specialized in that area and purchased their trees from a single tree maker. Catering to these specific markets required close cooperation between tree maker and saddler to the point of sharing proprietary information. At that time there was no worry of company secrets being revealed because the tree maker/ saddler team competed with other teams. There is no worry now with Steele Saddle Tree, LLC because we understand and respect the need for confidentiality with each of our customers. We make available to all customers new styles and fits we develop or improvements that originate in the public arena. At the same time we do our best to provide each customer with unique combinations of fits and styles