The first saddle Cary made for us was in 1997. Already Cary had a reputation for doing thoughtful and meticulous work, and we couldn’t have been more pleased or proud of that saddle. It is still as beautiful and functional today, as it was the day we picked it up.
Since then Cary has gone on to make many beautiful saddles, and we are pleased that we have five of them. We cowboy for a living and our saddles are pretty much used everyday. Cary has made us all kinds from swell to slick fork, and each one is balanced to the eye as well as the horse. One of the things that is pretty cool about having Cary make you a saddle is after your saddle is a year old, Cary likes to have it back, to take it apart, clean it, and see how its wearing, and working out.
Cary has an interest in each saddle he makes, and each client he makes the saddle for. His excitement and joy for his trade is evident. He is a continual student of the craft, as well as a gracious teacher. As clients he has walked us through each of our choices and shares his thoughts on what might work out good for each of us. Now Cary’s saddle are exquisite, but this is what Rick has to say about his Schwarz saddles, “they are durable, functional, look good and makes my horses and my butt happy”.
Rick and Marcia, New Mexico