Circle G Cutting Saddles
Circle G Brand Saddles

The experience of hanging tight while your horse is darting hard and fast, is something that must be felt to appreciate. Many of you have heard me talk about my first cutting "lesson". It was inside the Coliseum arena, one morning, at the Augusta Futurity. Having broke bucking horses, having made a career of horses, having been fairly good at what I had tried before, I was asked if I wanted to try one out. Here I was, astraddle one of the finest cutting horses in the world. A National Champion. With National Champion trainers all watching me. They knew I had won a ribbon or two. Into the herd I meander. The horse picks its prey and I give it the go ahead. In the first really deep dive, I was left behind, holding reins and air, while my horse was working the cow. (Who taught me that dumb "never to hold onto a saddle" rule?) When I picked my "pride" out of the arena dust, I was the only one laughing. This was my inexperience in a sport where (being used to animals throwing me upward, bucking or rearing), here came a creature that took the low road! But the same thing can happen with a saddle that is equipped poorly on a horse who isn't. 

If you are going to spend the funds to go to the competitions, and if you're going to let your horse do all it can do, you need to have the right equipment. Cultured  Cowboy wants to be on your team. You need a saddle that can hold you to your horse. (And a little prior instruction does wonders too.)

From the time you hear, "Cultured Cowboy, how can I help you?", and even after you have been competing in our products for years, we are in your corner. We know there is more to a winning ride than the lowest price possible saddle. We know you must have confidence in your gear, so that you can concentrate on the brief moments at hand. We know that we sell other brands of saddles to people who are not as serious. And we know Garroutte saddles, with their Circle G Brand will work with us, and you, to achieve all you aspire to be.

Many times we ask for pictures to help you with your ride. If you have them, we also ask for your videos, and would be willing to talk with your trainers, mentors, other team partners to really be a part of your success. Working together, your team can really have you riding your best. 

Engineered to compete in the most compelling arenas, cutting horse saddles, or cutter saddles, are some of the most carefully made Western saddles. The cantle height and angle, with it's ground seat is just right for your sport. Just like proper arches in your boots, proper structure of your wooden, hide covered tree will allow best comfort for you and your horse. Yes, CNC machines now cut out the parts of wooden trees. This is so the many pieces line up properly. But go to a lumber yard and look at all the differences in woods. Our trees use the best. When you give a craftsman enough leeway, he will make you the best.

Just like leather: Bellies are cheap. Sides cost a little more. Backs, and shoulders, that are the prime cuts, cost only when you buy them. The benefits of movement and "snap-back" well outweigh the leathers that stretch too much, or tear fiber rather than give.  True artists give their all when they are given all they need.

Tooling is planned and carved for each position on your saddle. Tooling packs and gives integrity to your leather. Rather than every size saddle using a die cut piece of leather with oversized conchos to cover the gaps, each piece of leather is hand fitted and properly molded for a tasteful and useful marriage between parts. Heavy oiling is available on each saddle.

The standard tree in this saddle is a pro-cutter, Full Quarter Horse bars, with a 3.5 inch height cantle. Adjustments in cantle height are made in the cutters that Circle G offers. 

Garroutte Products will make cutting saddles that are better than average. Better in quality, better in fit and better in performance. When you can easily spend $500.00 and all weekend time on gas, truck, trailer, motel, grounds fees, entry fees, etc., you deserve the best. 

Whether or not you have the experience of a professional, anybody can sit in one of these champion making cutting saddles, and tell it was made to enjoy. The tree and the saddle make it easier to run by placing emphasis on every part of your position. Coordinating your leg position along with the ground seat and rise is critical to aid you in your riding, rather than restricting you. 

Since leg position is important in practice pen and arena, we are going to ask you a few questions about your leg dimensions, sort of like fitting for chaps, so that length of leg as well as diameter of thigh are properly positioned. With seat sizes from 14 to 18 in half inch increments, fit can be exacting. 

Rigging is shown as a strong close contact full double. Would you prefer a 1 piece hardseat? We can do that too. 

High quality choices of heavy duty synthetic fleece, and wool are offered. 

Your saddle can be shipped to you, in a padded saddle bag by Big D Blanket company. This bag will help insure the proper finish of your investment for many years. 

No. GAR- 420170 Hand Tooled Waffle Weave.  

All Circle G Saddles are hand made in the USA with the finest quality leather available. All are beautifully hand tooled with your choice of patterns.

Designed by a top name cutter, it features a straighter front, deeper seat & butterfly skirts.

4" Latigo lined flank set, Wool linings, Breast collar dees, Close contact, Choice of stirrups, Choice of stirrup lengths, Seat color, Seat leather, Roughout or smooth jockeys and fenders. Saddle strings. Choice of 3/4 or border tooling patterns: Basket, Basket & Oak, Snake, Barb Wire, Oak. Saddle Strings, Hard Seat. Corner plates, cantle plates, Laced Rawhide cantle, Rawhide Braided horn.


No. GAR- 420170 Waffle Tooled Cutter Saddle. 

  • Tree: Full Quarterhorse bars - 5 Year Warranty. Pro Cutter bullhide covered wooden tree
  • Seat: 14" - 18" Hard Seat (half sizes included) Suede or top grain  padded seat available.
  • Swell: 13" Cutter. Hand tooled.
  • Gullet: 7 inch width standard.
  • Horn: 3.5" cutter. Leather covered.
  • Cantle:  4" Cheyenne roll. 
  • Rigging: Stainless Steel Full Double or Dropped Dee.
  • Stirrup Leathers:  3" with leather covered buckles.
  • Stirrups: 1" Iron Oxbow, rawhide covered, 2" Rawhide covered laced pro-contest bell stirrups, or 3" Roper styles.
  • Finish:  Natural Oil or Chestnut. Heavy Oiled shown.
  • Weight:  Approximately 38 Pounds
  • Price Also Includes These Extras:  Silver as shown, 3/4 Waffle tooling as shown, Cheyenne Cantle, 1 piece hard seat. R/O Fender & Jockey cut to your length, Leather wrapped horn, 4" Latigo lined Flank set, Oxbow Stirrups, Close contact.
No. GAR- 420170 Pro Cutter Saddle 
Seat Sizes

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Our CC Price

14" - 17"


18" Special Pricing $

Look at the detail in both the hand carvings of the leathers and in the engraving of the silver. Each saddle is made by an artist with many saddles of experience under their belt. Their pride rides on the saddle made just for you. 

When you begin with the best quality leathers, and professional craftsmen, you can finish with a look that can compete in your arena. 


Oh yes, there is Matching Tack!
Order your matching Breast Collar tooled with your saddle so the same artist matches them together. 

GAR- 420351 Heavy Duty Gymkhana Breast Collar.
Single tug straps.
( double tugs available)
Tell us to match the saddle.
Choose color.
GAR-420351  Compare At:$339.00

Contours, and leathers chosen, allow your breast collar to do its function without interference to your run. Wider breast collars are available, if you prefer.

Did you know that your supporting tack is as important as your saddle? Having a breast collar that is sturdy enough for the job, yet will move with your horse can make a difference in safety or falling off.  Be sure your girth is properly fitting and always do a pre-flight check on all parts of reins, headstalls, bits, non-slip padding, leg protection,...everything, before your ride.

(Tooling detail of breast collars at left.) Remember, You choose your breast collar tooling pattern and color. (Basket, Oak, Basket & Oak, Basket / Barb Wire, to name a few)  Cultured Cowboy can match every saddle. More details on the Breast Collar page. 

Our Pricing:  

Our CC Prices are based on the saddle as shown and described.  Don't be shy about asking for options you need. 
For You, we will deliver more saddle value for the buck than anyone; because, 1) we spend more time asking you, your trainers, instructors and judges, the questions needed, to get everything right for you.  2) we actually ride. 3) we study several disciplines and more than one breed, allowing us to cross over great ideas. 4) we have the experience of fitting hundreds of riders and their horses. 5) we respectfully ask the tree makers and the saddle makers to work with us as a team. Making you the winning rider that you deserve to be always takes a willing team.  These are a few reasons that we understand more about riding, and fitting saddles than most! 

Really, with all the many options available, these saddles are hard to price without a conversation anyway.  There are options of colors, seats, sizes, and fitting. 
Thanks, & God Bless,   Chuck

And don't forget about a matching breast collar headstall and reins with your saddle! Cultured Cowboy carries a full complement of tack and accessories for you and your horse.

 Please e-mail or call us for a friendly quote on your “Dream Saddle”. 

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