Family Owned and Operated from the Start
“Good is the enemy of great.” – James Collins
Those are words that we believe in and stand by with everything we build and do at Slone Saddles. We pride ourselves in using high quality materials and putting the extra effort into structure and design to build saddles in both our Diamond S and Tod Slone Signature lines that are not just seen but used in the arena. With over 20 years in the saddle industry and another 20 in the rodeo world as a seven time NFR Tie Down Roper, Tod’s design and manufacturing expertise is tested, proven, and can be trusted. All of our saddles are designed specific to events to best function for both horse and athlete. The bottom of the saddle tree is designed for the horse and the top for the athlete. Both saddle lines are backed with 10 year tree warranties that is unmatched in the industry. As the national saddle sponsor for National High School & Junior High Rodeo Associations for over fifteen years, Tod and team have had the opportunity to personally fit thousands of horses. Seeing this many horses has given us the unique opportunity to hone and tweak our trees through the years to make them truly great!
The Story Behind The Name…
Tod Slone began his PRCA calf roping career in 1984 upon graduating from Texas State University with a degree in Business Finance. With over 40 years in the rodeo industry, he has been able to experience the different types of rodeo equipment that will provide perfection to different horses. In 1987, Tod pulled his knowledge, along with other premier saddle and tree manufacturers in America to develop his first saddle. The well-known Slone Saddles is a custom, family owned saddle maker located in Cuero TX. With refinements over the years, Slone Saddles feels that they provide the best saddles available today. Listening to customer input and of course the involvement with son Ace going down the Rodeo Road, Tod always keeps note on the equine industry and will continue to meet the ever changing needs of human and equine athletes.