Dakota Custom Saddles

Our customers are sometimes amazed at the results of Cultured Cowboy, working through our saddle makers. Below are some very detailed pictures for those of you who really like to see the finer points of what to expect in a customized Dakota Saddle from Cultured Cowboy. This is a really nice hand tooled arena roping saddle. 

Currently, proper mix of a chocolate brown and pink happens to be our most popular combination of ladies boots. Doesn't seem to matter whether Justin Gypsy, Ariat FatBaby, or Tony Lama RRR boots. The color combo is hot! So this saddle was built to follow fashion! We show the saddle with 3 shades of pink blankets by Mayatex, so you can see what might be done to complement your attire.


Dakota 206 Roping Saddles

Shown with a Full Quill Ostrich covered NASA foam seat for ultimate rider comfort. The fit of the seat of a roping saddle usually makes a great pleasure saddle for trail riding. Laced cantle makes it easier to lift the saddle and place it on your horse. This DAK-206 is shown with Montana Silver top quality conchos. You could add some front breast collar dees, a roping pommel dee and strap, extra heavy fleece, a hoofpick holder on the flank billet, or any of the other options. This owner wanted clean lines on a great saddle for all her riding needs. With a roper tree base, this is accomplished. It is important to build your saddle based on the heaviest use.

The Pro Brown color shown, was hand rubbed to really make details of the tooling outstanding. You can use this tooling pattern on another saddle model, whether team penner or cutter, if you prefer! 

You can give us your true inseam measurements and we can have the saddle fitted for your best comfort. This is especially handy for youth, ladies, or tall cowboys! (Measure from your crotch to the ground while barefooted, with feet about shoulder length apart. if this is 30 inches, we will actually have the stirrups ready to set at 28 inches, so you can sit with pressure comfortably in your stirrups. Yes, the leathers will still adjust with the other holes.) 

Choose between full or regular Quarter Horse bars. This roping saddle comes with nylon girth tie straps to lay close to the horse, but can ship with leather latigos if you prefer. When using nylon tie straps, I like to double wrap around before I take the last dive though, so I'm going under 2 loops rather than 1. This allows binding on both sides of the tie strap and holds without slipping. 

Seems so hard to get a good picture without glare on the conchos. But the concho at the tie strap carrier and concho under the cantle, at jockey, shows some of the detailing: black enamel filled into a floral Montana Silver, silver overlay. Though MSS has discontinued the corner plates, and bridle plates, the conchos shown can still be used on your saddle, or bit ends, or as rosettes on your headstall. 


Intricate floral hand carving with the border basket stamp is a winning combination. One you are sure to appreciate. One that adds value to the saddle way down the road, as well as when new. Stitch color chosen was white, but could be offered in brown or black. Notice the seat is hand popped to the cantle binding. 

 Here you see some detail of the back of the cantle, and the rear end view of Dakota's best synthetic fleece bottom. The better the bottom fleece used, the more air pockets are trapping air for a better fit on your horses. Even with a good pad, the saddle fleece is important for your best ride, and comfort.


Front view of Full QH bars, a good look at the MSS conchos, stainless steel breast collar dees and thickness of fleece...OK, I am trying to be a photographer. I left the right side fleece as it comes and pulled the fleece back on the left so you could see each side from thickness of fleece and thickness of the leather skirt. Like most saddlers, a double layer of leather is on the outer edges of the skirt. The second layer skives down to 0 about 2.5 inches inward. By using real sheepskin, you can add another layer of leather throughout the entire skirt. 



Dakota normally uses an Argentine type leather. Good body, lasts well when conditioned properly, not stretchy, not hard and brittle. As a class, normally right in the middle of quality. Expect range scars, tick bites, and other properties of real leather that add to character. ( I took a close up of this pommel with lots of flash to show true character of leather. The marks did not show up this severe to the naked eye. Same photo specs, un oiled on this fender. Pretty clean saddle overall!) Truth is, Dakota knows we are somewhat picky at Cultured Cowboy, and they are very good at selecting the better leathers from pallets received, to use in our customer's saddles. We appreciate this. At the same time, we never beat them down on price, ask for the cheapest, or bother them with unnecessary requests, returns, and such. This relationship between CC and Dakota, lands you a better product. Should you request "best" quality (Herrman Oak type) leather, the hides can be ordered and used. Because hide costs fluctuate, special order hides with additional cost will be determined a few days after your time of order. (Ya need to know what yer spendin!)



Shown with 3 shades of pink blankets. Which mix do you like best? Genuine Ostrich has all 3 shades blended into this seat. 

No. DAK-206 Roper

  • TREE:  Fiberglass covered Full Quarterhorse bars. 5 Year Warranty.
  • HORN: Standard post 3¾" high, 2¼" cap.
  • RIGGING: Double stainless steel dees, 7/8" position.
  • CANTLE: 4" 
  • SEAT: Full Quill Ostrich, NASA foam.  
  • STIRRUP LEATHERS: 3" with leather covered buckles.
  • FINISH: 206 border weave with floral corners. Montana Silversmith Black adorned silver conchos.
  • COLOR: ProBrown with Pink Full Quill Ostrich seat  - others available.
  • WEIGHT: Approx 38 pounds.

NOTE: The reasons Pricing is left off:  1) Dakota  asked us not to advertise our low pricing.  2) Almost all of these saddles are customized for you, and the Low Pricing must be figured depending on the many options chosen.  Thanks!

Seat Sizes

Compare At:

Our CC Price

13", 14", 15", 16"


17" $2875.00 $
18" $3000.00 $
19" $3100.00 $
20" $3260.00 $

Our Price:  

Our CC Prices are Too Low To Advertise.  Dakota requested that we not post our actual delivered prices.   We will deliver more saddle value for the buck than anyone; because, we know more about riding, and fitting saddles than most! (No brag, just fact!)

Really, with all the many options available, these saddles are hard to price without a conversation anyway.   Thanks, Chuck

And don't forget about a matching breast collar 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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