Western Saddlery & Tack
Smith & Edwards Manufacturing - Western Tack and Pack Equipment
Smith & Edwards makes over 200 trail riding, packing, and horse tack items for use in the arena, on the trail, or on the ranch.
Since 1977, we've provided tack shops across the American West with the essentials they need: both items we make here in our Ogden, Utah workshop as well as must-haves we carry in our wholesale catalog.
You'll find everything you need to outfit your horse here at Smith & Edwards - for trail riding and packing, rodeo, work, training, and more. We know what you want because we use this tack ourselves! We're Western Tack experts - we even hand-craft some of this tack in our Ogden, Utah store.
From headstalls to halters, cinches to stirrups, you'll find so many leather accessories for your horse, you won't believe it. We've got leather horse tack in several sizes and styles for your hard-working horses and mules.
Have any questions about our Western Tack? Give us a call at 801-731-1120, and Marty and the team will be happy to help you pick out the tack that best fits your needs.
Looking to buy Western tack & bags online? Please click here to shop our selection: Trail Riding & Packing, and all Western Tack & Country Home Supplies. There's even MORE at our retail storefront. Smith & Edwards is located at 3936 N Highway 126 in Ogden, Utah, just off exit 351 on I-15.
Are you a retail store interested in carrying our line? Please email our Wholesale sales manager Shaun here. You can download our Wholesale catalog by clicking here (large file, 59mb PDF). You can reach our wholesale department at 800-526-1359. Local: 801-731-5870
Get maximum comfort for you and your horse with our western saddle pads and liners. Browse Diamond Wool Pads that are handmade right here in the USA by professionals who know their craft. Count on our online selection to be top quality, comfortable, and long-lasting.
The purpose of western saddle pads is to make you and your horse more comfortable. They provide cushioning between the saddle and the horse as well as padding between the horse and the rider - not to mention the fact that they keep the saddle cleaner. Diamond wool saddle pads are ideal because they are breathable, insulate against both cold and heat, wick away sweat, and clean easily. Maybe even more importantly, a wool pad relieves pressure off your joints, distributes the weight evenly, and is shock absorbent which makes for a smoother, more comfortable ride for you and your horse. If you're looking for saddle accessories like our popular mule hide horn wraps or bucking rolls, click here.
Breast collars bring the whole look together on your horse. Whether you're a team roper or a a barrel racer, you'll find the perfect leather breast collars for your horses at Smith & Edwards, that match the rest of your tack nicely. And we even carry a huge selection of Valhoma nylon so you can get the horse breast collar in blue, black, or red that you've always dreamed of!
Replace that aging thing you've been using with a beautiful new leather breast collar for your horse today! Lots of people look for cheap breast collars, and we do have great prices - but if you're looking for quality tack that will treat you as nicely as you treat it... Check out the Weaver leather breast collars and even the tack we make ourselves here at Smith & Edwards in Ogden, Utah. You may have seen our tack at stores across the Western US: now you can get breast collars for horses (and a whole lot more tack) online and delivered right to you. If the mailman can make it out to your ranch (or your PO Box), so can our tack!
Cinches and rear cinches are important for any rider... But they're not always easy to find! Smith & Edwards has 'em because we USE 'em... We're horse people too! Not only that... But we actually make Western tack here at Smith & Edwards - so a lot of those rear cincha billets, cinches, and straps are actually made right here by us in Utah. We'll make sure you get the tack you need! Looking for trail riding & packing gear? Click here!
Whether you're just looking for a little extra security with a rear cinch for your saddle, or you're needing it for roping or trail riding, you'll be secure with a rear cinch from Smith & Edwards. And while you're here, why not pick up a cinch (cincha) so you've got one on backup or replace it at the same time?
Plus, we have everything you need to take good care of your tack so it's always in the best shape - click here to shop leather care supplies.
Stirrups are a personal choice: do you need extra wide Western stirrups for big feet or hunting boots? We've got ralide stirrups to fit the bill. Need something a little fancy to give as a gift or treat yourself? Check out the rawhide-covered stirrups below - some of which we make ourselves here in our workshop! Looking for stirrup leathers and straps? Click here!
Whether you prefer bell, visalia, or oxbow stirrups, you'll find something to make you happy here at Smith & Edwards! There is something here for everyone who is a roper, trail rider, or rancher. Beautiful tapaderos for riding through brush. Even youth sizes! You'll find several wooden stirrups (it is a delight to work with the family who makes these), leather-covered stirrups, and plastic Ralide stirrups the hunters on horseback love to use with those wide boots they wear.
We are horse people too, and we understand what you're looking for! Some of the stirrups above are leather-covered stirrups that we make right here in our workshop. And if you're not finding what you're looking for, please let us know, because we want to be your favorite tack shop online!
From stirrup leathers and fenders to mule hide horn wraps, bucking rolls to saddle strings, you'll find everything you need for your Western saddle. Whether you ride in the arena or on a ranch, we want you to find everything you need at Smith & Edwards.
We've made our own Western tack since 1979, and a lot of these leather saddle accessories are our own design, made with our hands here in our tack workshop in Ogden, Utah. We offer great shipping starting at $5.95 for orders up to 1 pound. No matter how rural your location, we'll make sure you get the saddle accessories you need, for years to come.
Not to brag, but we're the best place to get mule hide horn wraps! Really! You won't find a better quality horn wrap for the price. We get the hides and cut them in long strips for you to wrap around your horn for roping. But that's not the only thing Smith & Edwards is known for. You'll find stirrup leathers, bucking rolls, leather flag carriers, cruppers and crupper forks, saddle fenders, and so much more. We carry excellent Weaver tack and well known brands in addition to the Western saddle accessories we make ourselves here in Ogden, Utah. And if you're looking for something and can't find it, please let us know! We want to be your FAVORITE tack shop on the internet!
Utah is one of the best states for trail riding thanks to the majestic views and public trails all through the Western landscape. Being horse people ourselves, we know what it takes to ride a trail on horseback, or assist hunters packing that elk out of a canyon. Discover a wide selection of trail riding gear here - much of it made right here at Smith & Edwards - and keep reading for trail riding tips!
Marty and his people know just about everything there is to know about the gear you need for farming, ranching, trail riding and packing, and rodeo.... Ask us if you need anything!
Packing vs Horseback Trail Riding
When you're getting the gear you need to hit the trail, think about what you're going to use. You'll find some great pack saddles and pack bags here for a nice day trip, that will be perfect for a trail ride. Nothing too big that will overload your horse.
If you're going for longer, we have nice large pack bags and boxes that will hold the odds 'n ends that come along with a week-long trip out in the country or accompanying your lucky hunting buddies, packing out quarters or a nice trophy deer mount. We've got several guys here working in our tack workshop making iron cloth pack bags that will hold up to the harshest conditions and the heaviest loads... trust us, we've put them to the test!
That being said, don't forget all the necessities for a campout: clothes, bed roll, rain gear, food, headlamps, water purifiers, TP, camera, a way to charge your phone, wipes, meds, and of course a coffee pot.
Trail Riding Safety Tips
To make the best of your trip, a little preparation means no worries and a lot less headache. Make sure and check both your trailer and your tack before you head out. Pay special attention to cinches, stirrups, and your horse's shoes. That way you won't have a surprise on the trail.
Bring more water than you think you'll need, and make sure to bring an energy bar or snacks. Keep a first aid kit with you on your saddle or on your body so you can treat little cuts and accidents without having to search for wipes or bandages. Plus, remember ointment, a spare boot, and supplies for your horse. Luckily much of what's in a first aid kit can work for your horse, too!
Take a friend with you when you go trail riding - it makes it more fun, plus it's a good idea for safety. You're less likely to get lost or turned around with a companion... although you may lose track of time faster with them! Better yet, join up with a riding club or a service organization like the Back Country Horsemen and log more hours on your favorite trails. The more familiar you are with trails, the more you can be aware of downed trees, holes, and other hazards that can affect you and your fellow riders.
Bring a saw, pocketknife, or multitool, plus duct tape for repairs and fixes on the trail. You'll never need it till you need it... if you get in a pinch you can always make a fix with a wild rag!
Lastly, it should be common sense: always try to stay on the trail.
Horse Trails to Ride in Utah
Where should you go if you're looking for backcountry trails in Utah? In southern Utah the trails by Bryce Canyon are breathtaking. Up in our neck of the woods, in northern Utah, there are trails in the Uintas as well as along the Wasatch Front that are beautiful pieces of wilderness you have to see. And by the way, click here and stop by the Back Country Horsemen of Utah, they've got a great Facebook page and always have neat events on their calendar. Tell 'em we sent ya!
Headstalls and bridles in basketweave, latigo, and many colors of nylon are here for you to browse! One ear headstalls and browband, you'll find the perfect piece of tack at Smith & Edwards. We even make some of these headstalls here in our workshop. Looking for leather breastcollars? Click here!
When you're looking for headstalls for sale, it can be overwhelming trying to find the perfect one! Do you want headstalls with bling? One ear headstalls? Nylon headstalls in a rainbow of colors, or nice headstalls made with Hermann oak leather? Even quick change headstalls?
No matter your preference, whatever your Western heart desires, Smith & Edwards has it. And if you're looking for halters for horses and livestock, we've got those too - mostly in nylon, but some in leather as well. Everything for your horse and home, we've got it at Smith & Edwards!
Halters! Get your halters here: Horse halters, calf halters, cow halters, llama halters, sheep halters - whether you need, we've got em here in leather, rope, and several colors of nylon. Whether your son or daughter is raising their sheep for 4-H, or you have calves or llamas on your ranch that you need to outfit, we'll make sure you get the halters you need!
When you're tying up or leading your llama, sheep, calf, or horse, you want a halter you can depend on! You'll find a HUGE range of halter sizes and color in Valhoma's nylon halters here. Plus, we even make Western tack ourselves here at Smith & Edwards in Farr West, Utah, so you'll find some leather halters for horses here as well. If you're looking for headstalls, we make and carry lots of headstalls here.
We get horse people - we ride and work with horses & livestock too. We want to be your place to get tack, and so if you're not finding what you're looking for, please let us know!
Smith & Edwards is your source for Western reins for horses. Whether you're a barrel racer, roper, rancher, or showing horses, you'll find the nylon or leather reins you want here. Plus, we make several styles of reins, so you've come to the right people for ALL your Western tack!
You'll find several styles of leather horse reins here: connected roping reins, two-part split reins for barrel racing, even romal reins for showing or if you like to use those on the ranch. We have reins here that we've made ourselves, as well as Valhoma nylon reins, and Bryan leather reins. Choose nylon, harness, latigo, or Hermann Oak leather for those reins you'll be using day after day on your horse.
Whatever style of Western riding you love - working on the ranch, trail riding, rodeo, 4H, or showing - you've found your people here at Smith & Edwards. We've been making Western tack here in Farr West, Utah for decades. You may have even seen the leather reins we've made in tack shops across the West. No matter your location, we're here to give you the best Western tack at great prices. Please let us know if we can help you find anything!
Whether you use a bosal or bits with slobber straps, a good mecate rein is important in your gear. Here you'll find traditional mecates made with horse hair and more, along with some great quality fiadors in a variety of colors that are made right here at Smith and Edwards. If you'd like a complete hackamore that includes the bosal, headstall, mecate, and fiador all together, click right here to find the perfect set.
Bosals are a great alternative to bits and a fine part of the California riding tradition. You'll find several sizes of rawhide bosals here at Smith & Edwards, made with beautiful braiding and shaping. Many riders find bosals and hackamores an elegant and gentle solution and an excellent communication tool. Order one today to start your own journey with a bosal headstall.
Why use a bosal? Many riders have asked the same question, with different answers. First, if a horse has been mistreated or has a sore mouth, being able to communicate with your horse without any junk in the mouth is a big help! Secondly, many people simply prefer them: it's a style of riding from the Spanish, Texas, and California tradition that relies on braided rawhide and a hackamore or headstall designed for a bosal, instead of metal bits. This means your horse has an easier time drinking out on the trail, as well.
Finally, some people love to use a bosal as an intermediate step, before introducing a snaffle or curb bit to a young horse. Ultimately it will be up to you to watch and determine what kind of bit or bosal your horse responds best to. Whatever you decide, we hope you return to Smith & Edwards for all your Western tack and riding needs.
Keep your horse's head down while you train, work, or compete with a leather noseband, cavesson, or tie down. If you're looking to keep your horse's whole body collected, click here to shop for martingales.
You'll find Western nosebands for your horse here at Smith & Edwards! We want to be your first choice for Western tack: ranching, rodeo, ranch rodeo, and just training your horse. We hope you'll find the leather noseband, tiedown, or cavison you're looking for here. Whether you're competing in team roping or team branding, or just putting in more time with your horse to help her learn, you'llf find nosebands for horses that'll do the job.
There's a reason we have nosebands for sale, and it's not just on a whim! Smith & Edwards has a long history with supplying ranchers and rodeo competitors with the gear they need. We actually make some of these tiedowns ourselves. Smith & Edwards has made leather tack for Western riders & their horses for over 35 years! Click here to shop even MORE Western tack.
Whether you're trail riding, showing your horse, or participating in 4-H, buy the lead rope and quality lunge lines you need at Smith & Edwards. Click here to shop for Horse & Ranch Halters, or click here for Western Horse Headstalls. We hope you find everything you'll need for your horse here.
Whether you are training a young horse or showing the horse you've worked with for years, Smith & Edwards has the gear you need to work with your horse. Longeing (or lungeing) will help your horse learn voice commands and your body language. Begin adding your gear - saddle, bridle, reins, bit - in this environment so your horse can begin to learn her new role. We have nylon lead ropes and lunge lines for you - even a leather lead with chain made here in our workshop.
And when she's learned her new role, we're here for you with even more Western tack - we've made our own tack here in Ogden, Utah since 1979 and you'll find many other quality brands here on our website, as well. We hope we have everything you need for your horse!
A training fork or martingale will help you train your horse to keep her head down. We make great martingales and training forks for horses here at our workshop in Farr West, Utah - they'll hold up to quite a lot!
You'll find great-quality leather training forks here for you to use on your horses as you train them for Western pleasure, dressage, or shows. A running martingale will help you train your horse from flailing his head and for specific events.
Training Forks vs Martingales
The difference between training forks and martingales is a subject of much discussion! And essentially, it's the same thing. A training fork is a solid leather triangle, with two rings at the top for reins. A traditional running martingale has a strap in addition to the fork. The strap goes around the horse's throat. Some people see running martingales as English as opposed to Western training forks. Ultimately it comes down to what works for you and the horse you're training!